updated: 5/14/2012 12:20:08 PM
Vincennes University has named Charles Johnson provost, vice president of instructional services and dean of faculty. Johnson most recently served as director of three master's degree programs at Purdue University.
May 14, 2012
Vincennes, Ind. - Charles R. Johnson has been appointed as Vincennes University Provost and Vice President of Instructional Services/Dean of Faculty, according to an announcement by VU President Dick Helton.
Johnsonís 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, Ill., last October.
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 masterís 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 Universityís Board of Trustees.
Johnson previously served as director of the Purdue Krannert School of Managementís Executive Education Program, director of its Masterís and Executive Programs, and director of its Professional Masterís 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 masterís 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 masterís degree, Johnson holds a bachelorís degree in Economics from Indiana State University (1984) and is pursuing his doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Purdue University.
ďI 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,Ē Johnson said. ďYet 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.Ē
VU President Dick Helton said that he believes that Johnson has an excellent background for his new position. ďI 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 to serve in this important position at Vincennes University. I look forward to working with him,Ē Helton said.
VINCENNES UNIVERSITY - Indianaís 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 bachelorís degree programs in technology, homeland security, nursing, secondary education programs in mathematics and, science, and special education/elementary education.
VU enrolls students from throughout Indiana, 28 other states, and 30 countries. Tuition and fees are the lowest among Indiana campuses with residence halls. VU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
Founded in 1801, VU is Indianaís first college and is the only college in the nation founded by an individual who would later become President of the United States. William Henry Harrison, the ninth U.S. President, founded VU while serving as governor of the Indiana Territory. More information is available at www.vinu.edu.
Source: Vincennes University