CHICAGO, Dec. 16, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Resurrection University announced the appointment of Douglas Geiger, PhD to the position of Vice President of Academic Affairs of the University.
Dr. Geiger assumed the role as Vice President of Academic Affairs in October and will be responsible for maintaining the overall academic integrity of the University. He will lead the University in its development and maintenance of program standards to ensure academic excellence, while supporting the faculty, academic staff and student learning experiences. In this role, he will ensure quality, inclusivity, fiscal solvency of academic programs and superior stake-holder experience throughout academic affairs.
"I am delighted to join Resurrection University during an exciting time of institutional change and dynamic growth. I am also very pleased to work directly with our faculty in curricular planning that will produce exceptional graduates for nursing and health professions. I believe ResU is making bold plans for the future and I am very pleased to be a part of it," said Dr. Geiger.
Prior to his role as Vice President of Academic Affairs at Resurrection University, Dr. Geiger held significant positions in higher education. He most recently served as the Director of Student Affairs for the Harris School of Public Policy at The University of Chicago, where he provided leadership roles to successful student retention and success programs. His recognized achievements with The University of Chicago include enhancement of student life, creation of academic affairs infrastructure and analysis and redevelopment of academic support processes.
"Dr. Geiger's many years of experience in higher education will help support the University as it continues to grow. At this exciting time in our history, we're continuing to evolve to meet the standards of excellence in higher education through our current program offerings, and through those we strive to provide in the near future," said President Therese A. Scanlan, EdD. "Doug's knowledge of the academic environment will ensure we're providing an academic experience of the highest standards."
In his extensive career in higher education over the last 25 years, Dr. Geiger also served as the Associate Vice President of Student Affairs at NCAA Division 1 institution, St. John's University in Queens, NY, Vice President of Student Affairs at Manhattanville College, in Purchase, NY, a private, liberal arts college, and as the Dean of Students (Senior Student Affairs Officer) at Illinois Institute of Technology, in Chicago, IL.
In addition to his academic leadership positions, Dr. Geiger has held various administrative positions within different sectors of higher education and non-profit management. These positions include NASPA Region 4-East Knowledge Community Chairperson and Higher Education Management Consultant at DePaul University. He has also held roles as an adjunct faculty member at Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, NY and at Loyola University in Chicago, IL.
Dr. Geiger earned his Doctorate in Higher Education Administration from Loyola University Chicago. He received a Master's degree in College and University Administration from Michigan State University, and a Bachelor's degree in French and Mass Communications.
About Resurrection University
Resurrection University (a part of Presence Health) is home to a College of Nursing that offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in Nursing, and the College of Allied Health that offers undergraduate degrees in Health Information Management and Radiography. For more information about ResU, visit www.resu.edu.
About Presence Health
Presence Health is the largest Catholic health system based in Illinois. With more than 150 sites of care, including 12 hospitals, Presence Health has more than 20,000 employees, 4,000 medical professionals and a revenue base of $2.6 billion.
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