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Weill Named President of Gordon College

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Atlanta — March 13, 2002

Dr. Lawrence V. Weill, dean of academic affairs at Hopkinsville Community College, in Hopkinsville, Ky., has been named president of Gordon College by the Board of Regents and University System of Georgia Chancellor Thomas C. Meredith.

Weill will assume his new post on April 1.

Weill has served as dean of academic affairs since July 2000 and has been a member of the humanities faculty at Hopkinsville Community College (HCC) since 1993. Prior to being named a full professor in 1998, Weill served as an associate professor and director of the institution’s Learning Center. He assumed a leadership role in bringing technology into the classroom and in acquiring “smart” classrooms and other forms of educational technology for the institution. Weill is credited with developing HCC’s strategic plan, which led campus constituencies to agree on a set of common goals.

“We are pleased with Dr. Weill’s experience with academic planning and team building,” Meredith stated. “That experience, coupled with his extensive knowledge in the areas of enrollment management and economic development, should serve Gordon College and the University System quite well. We look forward to his arrival.”

Before joining the Hopkinsville Community College faculty, Weill was a member of the faculty of Lexington Community College, in Lexington, Ky., from 1984 to 1992. For the last three of those years, he served as chair of the college’s Humanities Division. From 1980 to 1984, Weill worked at Kentucky Wesleyan College, in Owensboro, Ky., where he served as a writing specialist in the International Student Program and also as a coordinator and composition instructor. He began his academic career in 1976 at Midway College, in Midway, Ky., where he was a coordinator in the Arts Department and an instructor of English.

Weill believes his progression from faculty member to administrator to academic dean in the Kentucky Community and Technical College System will provide a unique perspective on the role of a two-year college within a larger system.

He has published numerous papers on topics such as student advisement, peer tutoring and the arts. He also serves as an editorial assistant for the journal Research in Higher Education.

Weill holds a B.S. in mathematics from Brescia College, in Owensboro, Ky., an M.A. in humanities from the University of Evansville, in Evansville, Ind., and a Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Kentucky.

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