“It is a great pleasure to be able to draw upon exceptional persons with extensive experience as faculty and administrators within the university to assume these important responsibilities which are central to our mission to provide first-rate Christian higher education to current and future students,” says Kimberly Rupert, provost and chief academic officer.
Chan, who served as interim dean for Gainey School of Business prior to this appointment, will oversee convergence of campus and external business programs and outreach to major employers in each instructional market.
Drawing from more than 20 years of experience in adult and professional programs at undergraduate and graduate levels, Dindoffer will oversee the new School of Human Services, which includes social work, counseling, family studies, Christian ministry leadership and nursing.
Rubio, who formerly served as director of assessment in addition to his role as assistant professor of education, will continue to lead the School of Education in its rich tradition of excellence including receiving “Exemplary” ratings by the Michigan Department of Education for the past six years.
Sherrill, who formerly served as School of the Education dean, is an experienced educational administrator, and both campus and off-campus professor. In her new role, Sherrill will focus on building new programs and relationships in each of the 18 locations around Michigan and Ohio where SAU currently offers associate, degree completion and graduate degrees, while continuing to build SAU’s online course and degree offerings.