Dobbins Selected to Serve on AASCU Board of Directors

Photo of Dr. Kenneth W. Dobbins.

Kenneth W. Dobbins, president of Southeast Missouri State University.

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo., Nov. 28, 2007 — Kenneth W. Dobbins, president of Southeast Missouri State University, has been selected to serve on the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Board of Directors.

The appointments were made at the AASCU Annual Meeting Nov. 20. Dobbins will serve a three-year term. 

Dobbins represents Missouri on AASCU’s Council of State Representatives. He formerly served as chairperson of AASCU’s Committee on Professional Development and is currently one of four faculty members for the AASCU New Presidents’ Academy.

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities represents more than 430 public colleges, universities and systems of higher education throughout the United States and its territories.

Members of AASCU work to extend higher education to all citizens, including those who have been traditionally underrepresented on college campuses. These institutions fulfill the expectations of a public university by working for the public good through education and engagement, thereby improving the lives of people in their community, their region and their state. 

Dobbins became the 17th president of Southeast on July 1, 1999, after serving in several positions in higher education administration both at Kent State University in Ohio and at Southeast.