Goshen College Names VP

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Goshen College has named Ann Vendrely vice president for academic affairs and academic dean. She has more than 20 years of experience in higher education as a professor, researcher and administrator. Vendrely will direct the college’s academic program, provide leadership to the teaching faculty and lead the academic strategic planning.

For the past four years she has served as associate provost and associate vice president for academic affairs at Governors State University in University Park, Illinois, which has included launching a new general education program and overseeing a successful accreditation process. As a researcher, Vendrely has participated in receiving grants totaling more than $2 million, and her scholarship has focused on a variety of topics in physical therapy, as well as research on best practices for undergraduate education. She is also a professor of physical therapy at the university and previously served as the program coordinator for the school’s transitional doctor of physical therapy degree program. In her role as a professor, Vendrely received the institution’s faculty excellence award three times.

She is a 1985 graduate of Goshen College, where she majored in education. Vendrely received a master’s degree in physical therapy from the University of Indianapolis, a doctor of education degree from Loyola University Chicago and a second doctorate in physical therapy from Regis University in Denver, Colorado.

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