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3.2.8 Qualified Admin/Academic Officers

The institution has qualified administrative and academic officers with the experience, competence, and capacity to lead the institution. (Comprehensive Standard 3.2.8)

Compliance

In Compliance

Narrative

Longwood University has qualified administrative and academic officers with the experience, competence, and capacity to lead the institution. These officers are identified on the Longwood organizational chart. Senior administrative and academic officers are defined as the president, provost, senior vice presidents, and academic deans. Administrative and academic officers are chosen through open, national, competitive searches that involve peer administrators, faculty, staff, community members, and students as appropriate. The president is appointed by and serves at the pleasure of the Longwood Board of Visitors (BOV). The powers, duties and evaluation process for the president are described in Article VI of the Bylaws of the BOV.

Authority to appoint vice presidents is limited to the BOV. Responsibilities of the provost and vice president for academic affairs are listed in the Faculty Policies and Procedure Manual (FPPM). Areas of responsibility for other vice presidents are indicated in the appropriate section of the Longwood University Administrative Policies and Procedures Manual: vice president for student affairs (Section II 3000), vice president for administration and finance (Section III 4000 and 5000), vice president for information and instructional technology (Section IV 6100), vice president for facilities and real property (Section IV 7200), and vice president for university advancement (Section V 9000). Vice presidents are evaluated annually in the spring. All transcripts, job descriptions, and evaluations for vice presidents are on file in the Office of Human Resources.

Procedures for appointment and responsibilities of academic deans are described in the FPPM. Deans are evaluated according to the same guidelines as those described above for vice presidents. Transcripts of deans are in the Office of Academic Affairs. Job descriptions and evaluations are on file in the Office of Human Resources.

Senior Administrators

Qualifications for senior administrators are presented below in summary form and in more detail in their respective curriculum vitae.

  • Patricia Cormier (EdD in Developmental Psychology), President, has more than 46 years of administrative experience in higher education. Before coming to Longwood as president in 1996, she served as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Winthrop University and has held the rank of professor since 1984.
  • Wayne McWee (EdD in Business Teaching), Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, has served in that capacity since 2002. He previously served six years at Longwood as Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and has held the rank of professor since 1997.
  • Tim Pierson (PhD in Administration and Higher Education), Vice President for Student Affairs, has served in that capacity since 2001. He previously served Longwood for ten years as Dean of Students and was Dean of Residence Life at Willamette University for ten years before that.
  • Kathy Worster (MBA, CPA), Vice President for Administration and Finance, has served in this capacity since 2002. Before that she served as Assistant Vice President for Financial Operations for one year and as Budget Director for five years. She also has ten years of experience as a compliance officer and financial analyst in the banking industry.
  • Richard Bratcher (MA in Urban Affairs), Vice President for Facilities Management and Real Property, has served in that capacity since 2005. He previously served Longwood in several capacities, including four years as Vice President for Information and Instructional Technology and three years as Chief Information Officer. He also has fourteen years of management experience in academic computing services at other institutions.
  • Francis Moore (PhD in French), Vice President for Information and Instructional Technology Services, has served in that capacity since 2005. Before that he served in a number of positions at Longwood, including three years as Assistant Vice President for Information and Instructional Technology and nine years in other administrative positions related to instructional technology. He has held the rank of associate professor since 1997 and has numerous publications and presentations related to academic computing issues.
  • Craig Rogers (BA in American Studies), Vice President for University Advancement, has served in that capacity since 2007. He came to Longwood after being Executive Vice-President for Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation. He also has ten additional years of development experience in higher education, including four years as Major Gifts Officer at Hampden-Sydney College.

Academic Officers

Qualifications for academic officers are presented below in summary form and in more detail in their respective curriculum vitae.

  • Wendell Barbour (JD, MS in Library Science), Dean of the Library, has served in that capacity since 2004. He previously served as Vice President for Information Resources and Chief Information Officer at California State University Bakersfield from 1996 to 2004 and has almost 40 years of experience in academic libraries.
  • Paul Barrett (PhD in Organizational Leadership), Dean of the College of Business and Economics, came to Longwood as dean in 2008 with over 30 years of business management experience, including positions as Managing Member of Barrett and Company, LLC, and as President of Omega Datum Corporation. He holds the rank of associate professor.
  • Deneese Jones (PhD in Curriculum and Instruction), Dean of the College of Education and Human Services, has served in that capacity since 2005 and holds the rank of professor. Before that she held numerous positions in higher education, including Director and Cofounder of the Center for the Study of Academic Achievement in Learning Environments and Associate Dean of the Graduate School for Recruitment and Diversity at the University of Kentucky.
  • Anthony Koyzis (PhD in Educational Policy Studies), Dean of Graduate and Extended Studies, has served in that capacity since 2008 and holds the rank of professor. He came to Longwood from Wayne State College where he was Dean of the School of Education, Counseling and Graduate Studies. He has 35 years of experience in higher education.
  • Charles Ross (PhD in Materials Science and Engineering), Dean of the Cook-Cole College of Arts and Sciences, has served in that capacity since 2006. Before that he was Interim Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Chair of the Department of Natural Sciences at Longwood. He has held the rank of professor since 2005.

Supporting Documents

Name of Document Location
Anthony Koyzis - CV Curriculum Vitae, Anthony Koyzis.pdf
BOV Bylaws, Article IV (BOV website) Bylaws - Longwood University.pdf
Charles Ross - CV Curriculum Vitae, Charles Ross.pdf
Chief Academic Affairs Officer: 3000, Student Affairs(APPM) APPM Section 2 - 3000.pdf
Chief Administration and Finance Officer: 4000 and 5000 (APPM) APPM Section III 4000 and 5000.pdf
Chief Information Technology and Facilities Officer: 6100, Information Technology (APPM) APPM Section IV 6000.pdf
Chief Information Technology and Facilities Officer: 7200, Facilities Management (APPM) APPM Section IV 7000.pdf
Chief University Advancement Officer: 9000 (APPM) APPM Section V 9000.pdf
Craig Rogers - CV Curriculum Vitae, Craig Rogers.pdf
Deans (FPPM 2009-10) FPPM_2009_2010 66-69.pdf
Deneese Jones - CV Curriculum Vitae, Deneese Jones.pdf
Employment Management for Administrative and Professional Faculty (APPM, Policy 5226) APPM Policy_5226.pdf
Francis Moore - CV Curriculum Vitae, Francis Moore.pdf
Kathy Worster - CV Curriculum Vitae, Kathy Worster.pdf
Organizational Chart LU_org_chart_8-19-09.pdf
Patricia Cormier - CV Curriculum Vitae, Patricia Cormier.pdf
Paul Barrett - CV Curriculum Vitae, Paul Barrett.pdf
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (FPPM 2009-10) FPPM_2009_2010 65.pdf
Richard Bratcher - CV Curriculum Vitae, Richard Bratcher.pdf
Tim Pierson - CV Curriculum Vitae, Timothy Pierson.pdf
Wayne McWee - CV Curriculum Vitae, Wayne McWee.pdf
Wendell Barbour - CV Curriculum Vitae, Wendell Barbour.pdf