After a national search, assisted by Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges (AGB) and Dr. Richard F. Geise, Dr. Jill Rhea has been chosen as Graceland University’s Vice President for Academic Affairs (VPAA) and Dean of the Faculty effective July 1.
Dr. Rhea comes to Graceland with experience in both traditional liberal arts undergraduate education and in overseeing online, adult on-site and graduate programs. After 12 years teaching at Buena Vista University in Iowa, she was promoted in 2013 to Dean of Online, Site and Graduate Programs at BVU where she led 16 campus sites across the state, five graduate programs and a full slate of online programs.
“I am excited about Dr. Rhea being part of the Graceland team and am confident she will be a great leader of the academic program at our university,” commented President Draves.
Graceland welcomes Dr. Jill Rhea and her invaluable experience.