|Award-winning consultant leads search for new Dean of Academics|
University of the West announced on Friday, Aug. 1, that is has hired Dr. John Gingrich as an academic consultant who will lead the search for a new Dean of Academics.
"John has a breadth of experience as a teacher, department chair, division chair and as a Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at University of La Verne from 1987 to 2004" said Dr. Steve Morgan, President of UWest.
Gingrich earned his B.A. from Manchester University in Indiana and his M.Div. from Bethany Theological Seminary. He earned a Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University.
While a ULV, Gingrich was instrumental in creating a liberal arts major, revising the general education curriculum, establishing a learning center and more.
Gingrich is also known for creating the Institute for Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution.
International education is familiar to Gingrich, who twice served as program director at Philipps Universitat in Marburg, Germany. In addition, Gingrich has also written numerous articles and received the Graves Award for Outstanding Teaching in Humanities.
"Dr. Gingrich's assessment will help us identify the academic leadership strengths we will need as we move UWest to the next level of excellence," Dr. Morgan said.