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Last updated on Tuesday, May 15, 2012
(VINCENNES) - Charles R. Johnson has been appointed as Vincennes University Provost and Vice President of Instructional Services AND Dean of Faculty, according to an announcement by VU President Dick Helton.
Johnson's appointment follows a six-month national search following the resignation of Dr. Ronald Davis to become vice president and chief academic officer at John Wood Community College in Quincy, IllINOIS. Johnson will replace Robert A. Slayton, former dean of the Learning Resources Center, who has served as interim provost.
Johnson comes to VU from Purdue University, West Lafayette, where he most
recently served as director of three specialty master's degree programs,
including Weekend MBA, Master of Science in Finance, and the new Master of
Science in Accounting that will be introduced this fall. He has taught
courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
Since 2007 he has served as a consultant to American University of the
Middle East, Kuwait, where he has provided support in the launch of an
evening MBA program, undergraduate business programs, and admissions,
student services, administrative functions, and faculty recruitment. Since
2010 he has served on the University's Board of Trustees.
Johnson previously served as director of the Purdue Krannert School of
Management's Executive Education Program, director of its Master's and
Executive Programs, and director of its Professional Master's Programs.
Prior to joining Purdue in 1998, Johnson served as manager of Training and
Development for National City Corporation and National City Bank, a Fortune
500 financial services company based in Cleveland, Ohio.
While completing his master's degree in Business Administration at Bowling
Green State University (1987), Johnson served as a manager and later as the
director of two residence halls and conference housing. In his nearly 11
years at Bowling Green, he also served as director of Undergraduate
Studies/Program Advisement and director of Graduate Studies in Business in
the College of Business Administration.
In addition to his master's degree, Johnson holds a bachelor's degree in
Economics from Indiana State University (1984) and is pursuing his
doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Purdue University.
"I am delighted to be joining Vincennes University. As a native of
Southwestern Indiana, I have had many connections with VU in the past,
including dozens of family and friends who are VU alumni, and I have always
had a favorable impression," Johnson said. "Yet the more I learn about VU,
the more impressive it is. President Helton, along with the faculty,
staff, and students I have met, give me great confidence that VU is
well-positioned to build on its traditions of innovation, academic
excellence, and engagement. It is an interesting time for all of us in
higher education and I look forward to working with the entire VU community
to address the challenges we will face as we strive to continue meeting the
evolving needs of the people of this region and the state of Indiana."
VU President Dick Helton said that he believes that Johnson has an excellent background for his new position. "I am delighted that Chuck has such a wide range of both academic and business experience, including teaching, curriculum development, and student services. His international education leadership and his record of achievement at one of the most respected management schools in the nation make him ideally qualified toserve in this important position at Vincennes University. I look forward
to working with him," Helton said.
VINCENNES UNIVERSITY - Indiana's First College
VU is state-supported with campuses in Vincennes and Jasper and additional sites such as Indianapolis and the Gibson County Center for Advanced Manufacturing and Logistics. VU also offers instruction at military sites throughout the nation.
In addition to offering 200 associate degree and certificate programs, VU also offers bachelor's degree programs in technology, homeland security, nursing, secondary education programs in mathematics and, science, and special education/elementary education.
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