University of La Verne Provost Greg Dewey To Assume Presidency of the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in New York

LA VERNE, Calif., Dec. 3, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The University of La Verne announced that Provost Greg Dewey will resign his post and assume the presidency of Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in New York.

"Greg has been a committed and respected provost and chief academic officer for the University of La Verne since October 2009," University president Devorah Lieberman said. "In the past four years, Greg has helped our university build stronger academic and co-curricular programs, including the La Verne Experience and the 2020 Strategic Vision."

Lieberman noted that Dewey's presidential appointment is in recognition of his accomplishments as a scholar and an educator. On January 1, Dewey will step down as Provost, but will remain at the university until June 1, 2014, assisting with several key initiatives.

Jonathan Reed, the university's Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, will serve as Interim Provost and Chief Academic Officer, beginning January 1, and Felicia Beardsley will be the Interim Dean of the College of Arts & Sciences.

"Jonathan Reed has an impressive record of scholarship, teaching, service, and commitment to our university's values," Lieberman said. "We are grateful that he will fill this role of Interim Provost, and we are grateful that Dr. Felicia Beardsley has agreed to serve as Interim Dean until a national search effort identifies a permanent provost, most likely by fall 2015."

Founded in 1891, University of La Verne is a private university providing rich educational opportunities for both the academic and personal development of its students' opportunities in a friendly, engaged setting. The university continues to expand, serving both traditional-aged and adult learners at its main campus as well as at regional campus and satellite class locations throughout California. La Verne's enrollment of more than 8,000 students closely reflects Southern California's diverse population. Offering bachelor's, master's and doctoral level programs, the university fosters learning and nurtures character by stressing the importance of a values-based education.

CONTACT: Greg Schmutzer (909) 448-4930 gschmutzer@laverne.eduSource:University of La Verne