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August 26, 2009

Christopher Campbell, Ph.D., named Dean of Academic Affairs and Operations

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South University has named Christopher D. Campbell, Ph.D., as the Dean of Academic Affairs and Operations at South University’s campus in Richmond, Virginia. Campbell has 27 years experience in education leadership and has served in the United States military. His extensive management, administrative and teaching experience spans nearly three decades of service with the U.S. Air Force, including overseas tours in Afghanistan and Qatar. 

As Dean of Academic Affairs and Operations, Campbell will supervise and develop faculty, manage operations, ensure academic policies and processes are consistently applied, and oversee campus initiatives, including the emphasis of critical thinking as a vibrant aspect of every South University student’s educational experience. He is also responsible for ensuring South University operates in compliance with all academic regulations as determined on the national, state and regional levels.

Campbell will report to Dennis Corrado, president of South University – Richmond.  “We are very excited to bring someone of Chris’ merit on board at South University,” said Corrado. “He brings an impressive record of accomplishments alongside his great enthusiasm for education. South University will greatly benefit from his sophistication as a scholar, administrator and serviceman.”

Campbell holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Humanities from the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, and a Master of Arts degree in English from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill. Campbell earned his Doctor of Philosophy in English Language and Literature at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, and most recently taught as a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at The Citadel.

About South University
Established in 1899, South University is a private academic institution dedicated to providing educational opportunities for the intellectual, social and professional development of a diverse student population. South University offers educational programs at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral levels with campuses located in Columbia, S.C.; Montgomery, Ala.; Richmond, Va.; Savannah, Ga.; Tampa and West Palm Beach, Fla. Further information on South University is available at:                                                       
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South University – Richmond, a branch of South University, is provisionally certified by The State Council of Higher Education in Virginia (James Monroe Building, 101 North Fourteenth Street, Richmond, VA 23219; 804-225-2600) to operate in Virginia.

South University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s, and doctoral degrees.  Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of South University.