UMass Global Board of Trustees Appoints New Chancellor to Lead Growth Coast-to-Coast

dr. david andrews lead the university’s global work to help non-traditional students gain knowledge and skills through quality online programs and student support systems

IRVINE, Calif., June 30, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — University of Massachusetts Global announced today that Dr. david andrews agreed to be the university’s next chancellor. The Council of Regents offered the job to Andrews after conducting a national search for an executive with an entrepreneurial spirit, experience running an adult-focused online university, commitment to diversity and a people-centered approach to leadership. the student.

“Dr. Andrews has an exemplary record as a professor, faculty leader and recognized thought leader,” Regent Katherine Newman, co-chair of the search committee and system chancellor for academic programs, told University of Massachusetts. “His lifelong dedication to teaching and learning, coupled with his gifts as an imaginative administrator, will serve Dr. Andrews and his colleagues as UMass Global solidifies its international reputation as a premier university. plan for working learners from all walks of life.”

Andrews is the second Chancellor in UMass Global’s history, having served in an interim position since May 2022. UMass Global, a private, not-for-profit university formerly known as Brandman University, publicly affiliated UMasse system in September 2021a move to link a distinguished land-grant institution with a top-notch university designed to help students achieve their educational goals while holding down jobs and raising families.

Andrews will be empowered to develop a strategy for UMass Global to increase its enrollment of working adults in New England and throughout United States and abroad.

“Now is the time to act boldly,” Andrews said. “UMass Global already has a well-developed and best-in-class portfolio of online and competency-based programs. I look forward to working alongside faculty and staff and leveraging these innovations. , the university will soon become the leading open-access service institution for the traditionally underserved.”

Andrews is also president of the National Laboratory for Educational Transformation. He previously served as director of studies at Versidi, a Bertelsmann Education Group company focused on developing its Teach Us program to help prospective teachers across multiple states qualify for employment in local school districts. He has considerable experience in leading complex higher education organizations.

“The UMass Global Board of Directors Regents found a top academic leader in Dr. Andrews,” UMasse President Marty Meehan said. “Dr. Andrews knows the ins and outs of delivering high-quality academic programs through in-person and fully online modalities while navigating the rapidly changing public and private higher education sectors, all driven by the passion to serve the underserved.”

Andrews was president of National University from 2016 to 2021, overseeing the introduction of the first national doctorates, growing enrollment from approximately 30,000 to some 45,000 students, and a 10-year accreditation from the WASC Senior College and University Commission.

He previously directed the School of Education of Johns Hopkins University as Dean from 2010 to 2016. U.S. News and World Report twice, in 2014 and 2015, honored the school as the nation’s top graduate school of education during Andrews’ tenure. Andrews also led substantial growth in the school’s online offerings, with 60% of School of Education enrollees having online classes on their schedule five years after the school no longer had online offers.

To John HopkinsAndrews also served as a professor in the Department of Population, Family, and Reproductive Health and oversaw the university’s involvement in the creation of the first public school to be built in East Baltimore for neighborhood children for more than a quarter of a century. Andrews has also held several chairs and deans at The Ohio State University, where he was the founding dean of the College of Education and Human Ecology and spearheaded the university’s international service-learning initiatives. Previously, he taught as a member of the faculties of University of Oregon and Oregon State University.

Andrews is a first-generation college graduate. He earned an associate degree at Pensacola Junior College in 1975 and earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Auburn University in 1977. He went on to earn a Master of Arts in Child Development at Kansas State University in 1980 and completed his doctorate. in the development of the child Florida State University in 1983.

“Many UMass Global students are first-generation students themselves or have had difficult experiences in higher education before enrolling with us,” said Regent Don Kilburn, Search Committee Co-Chair and CEO. of UMass Online. “Dr. Andrews has spent his life in academia, but he remembers what it was like to start in college. Under his leadership, the identity and purpose of UMass Global as an institution student-centered will be secure.”

University of Massachusetts Global, formerly Brandman University, is a private, nonprofit institution accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission. The university offers undergraduate, graduate, diploma and certificate programs designed to be relevant to more than 90 career paths. UMass Global serves nearly 23,000 students, approximately 16,000 of whom are enrolled in college-credit programs, at 25 physical campuses in California and Washington, as well as online. UMass Global offers fully online courses for students all over the United States and for military personnel serving overseas. For more information, visit the university’s website.

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