Dobbins Named Secretary-Treasurer of AASCU Board

Photo of Southeast President Kenneth W. Dobbins

Kenneth W. Dobbins, president of Southeast Missouri State University, has been elected to the American Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU) Board of Directors.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo.,

Nov. 25, 2008 – Kenneth W. Dobbins, president of Southeast Missouri State University, has been elected secretary-treasurer of the American Association of State Colleges & Universities (AASCU) Board of Directors.

The announcement was made today at AASCU’s Annual Meeting. AASCU is the leadership association of 430 public colleges and universities delivering America’s promise through their common commitments to access, affordability and educational opportunity. Enrolling more than three million students, these institutions fulfill the expectations of a public university by working for the public good through education, stewardship and engagement, thereby improving the lives of people in their community, their region and their state.

In addition, Jolene Koester, president of California State University, Northridge, assumed the position of chair.

Other presidents and chancellors elected to the AASCU Board of Directors for 2009 are:

2009 Chair-Elect (to serve as Chair in 2010):• James C. Votruba, president, Northern Kentucky University 2008 marks the completion of Votruba’s three-year term as secretary-treasurer of the AASCU Board.  He has also served as chair of AASCU’s 2002 Task Force on Public Engagement and spent three years serving on the AASCU Nominating Committee, which recommends candidates for leadership positions within the association.  In addition, Votruba served as a faculty member for the New President’s Academy from 2005-2006, as a member of the Committee on Policies and Purposes, and provided leadership for the Presidents’ Symposium on Regional Stewardship.    Directors to Serve Four-Year Terms:• Flavius Killebrew, president, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi• Dorothy Leland, president, Georgia College and State University• Charles Reed, chancellor, California State University• Jorge Velez-Arocho, chancellor, University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez

Director to Serve Two-Year Term:• Rita Morris, president, Shawnee State University (Ohio)  Directors to Serve One-Year Term: • Melvin Johnson, president, Tennessee State University• Kay Norton, president, University of Northern Colorado