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Kent State University at Tuscarawas Dean to Leave Post in JulyPosted Oct. 28, 2013
Gregg L. Andrews, Ph.D., dean and chief administrative officer of Kent State University at Tuscarawas, announced he will resign as dean effective July 1, 2014. He plans to accept an assignment to become the special assistant to the associate provost and Regional College dean at Kent State and will teach at Kent State Tuscarawas. It is his intention to retire July 1, 2015, after 30 years of service to the university.
Andrews was hired as the dean of Kent State Tuscarawas in August 1995. He is the third and longest-serving dean of the campus. While serving as campus dean, Andrews also taught sociology, and from 2008-2009, he served as the interim executive dean for Regional Campuses. Prior to coming to Kent State Tuscarawas, he was the director of special programs and continuing studies at Kent State University at Stark.
In his announcement to the campus community on Oct. 23, Andrews said, “I am extremely proud of the progress Kent State Tuscarawas has made during the past 18 plus years. Together, we have built an outstanding, highly credentialed, student-centered faculty; significantly expanded new degree program opportunities to meet the needs of our local community; expanded our commitment to economic and community development; and have completed numerous facility renovations and new construction, including our state-of-the-industry Science and Advanced Technology Center and our world-class Performing Arts Center. The campus is well-positioned financially and programmatically for the future. It has truly been my privilege and honor to serve as the dean and chief administrative officer of this very special campus.”
Milestones achieved under Andrews’ leadership include:
- Enrollment increased from 1,100 to more than 2,400 this semester
- Associate degree programs offered on the campus have grown from 12 to 18
- Bachelor’s degrees were launched in 1997 and now total 10 that can be completed on campus
- A strong focus on student success initiatives
- Full-time resident faculty members now total 53
- Facility expansions and renovations have transformed the campus. In addition to the Science and Advanced Technology Center and the Performing Arts Center, facility expansions include the expansion of the Founders Hall lobby and the renovation and repurposing of vacated classrooms in Founders Hall.
- A major renovation of Founders Hall and the campus library completed this past summer
- Facility enhancements with a high priority for safety and security protocols
- Fostering of entrepreneurship through student-based initiatives and business training and counseling
- Enhanced student activities and athletics
- Established a master plan to strategically outline the future development of the campus
- Development of online courses
“Gregg Andrews cares deeply about the Tuscarawas Campus,” says Todd Diacon, Kent State’s senior vice president for academic affairs and provost. “He always embraced its mission and continued throughout his career to speak passionately on behalf of the campus’ students, faculty and staff. I especially treasure the time I have had to work with Gregg and to learn from him. In short, all of us salute Gregg for a job done exceptionally well.”
A national search will be conducted to secure a replacement for Andrews before the end of the academic year.
For more information about Kent State Tuscarawas, visit www.tusc.kent.edu/index.cfm?campuses.