SCS Dean named President of the University of Indianapolis

In an email to the University community tonight, President John J. DeGioia announced that Robert Manuel, Associate Provost and Dean of the School of Continuing Studies, has been named president of the University of Indianapolis. Manuel will officially assume the role in July.

In DeGioia’s email, he proudly notes that SCS enrollment doubled during Manuel’s time as dean of the school:

Under his leadership, enrollments in SCS programs have more than doubled and the range of studies offered has broadened dramatically. Throughout his tenure Rob has thoughtfully led the growth of SCS in response to the needs of students who live and work in the Washington, D.C. area and their employers.  He leaves a school that is now considered one of the best of its kind in the country and one that will continue to sustain Georgetown’s mission and identity while creating new opportunities for students to engage with today’s critical issues.

A search committee for Manuel’s successor will be formed in the coming weeks. Whoever replaces Manuel will be tasked with guiding the SCS through a period of continued expansion and change, as the University looks to move its continuing education programs downtown.

On another note, one of Manuel’s two competitors for the post was Thomas Wolfe, the Senior Vice President and Dean of the Division of Student Affairs at Syracuse University. Beat ‘Cuse!

President DeGioia’s full email after the jump…

April 7, 2012 

Dear Members of the Georgetown Community:

With deep appreciation for his leadership and service to Georgetown, I write to inform you that the Trustees of the University of Indianapolis have named Robert Manuel, Associate Provost and Dean of the School of Continuing Studies, to be its ninth President, effective July 2012.

In his seven years as Dean of SCS, Rob has enhanced Georgetown’s only part-time bachelor’s degree program and introduced six new master’s degree programs. Under his leadership, enrollments in SCS programs have more than doubled and the range of studies offered has broadened dramatically. Throughout his tenure Rob has thoughtfully led the growth of SCS in response to the needs of students who live and work in the Washington, D.C. area and their employers.  He leaves a school that is now considered one of the best of its kind in the country and one that will continue to sustain Georgetown’s mission and identity while creating new opportunities for students to engage with today’s critical issues.

I am deeply grateful to Rob for his many contributions to our community, and I look forward to opportunities to gather to express our appreciation to him over the next several months.

In the coming weeks we will organize a formal search process for Rob’s successor and will keep you informed of those developments. In the meantime, please join me in congratulating Rob on his many accomplishments.

Sincerely,

John J. DeGioia

One Comment on “SCS Dean named President of the University of Indianapolis

  1.  by  Farting Old Pope

    One fat dude complimenting an even fatter dude. Rob was a pig by moral standards more so than physical ones, just not a dean. If “enhanced a program” means turning a program which is a liberal studies program into a Catholic stew pit of orthodox right wing academia and corporate garbage served up by some of the best night school hacks on the east coast … damn right! I agree with DeGioia for once that SCS for the most part is some money making bullshit rather than academia.

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