Paul Tiyambe Zeleza appointed vice president for academic affairs at Quinnipiac University

Jul 22, 2013, 11:53 ET from Quinnipiac University

HAMDEN, Conn., July 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, the dean of the Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, has been appointed vice president for academic affairs at Quinnipiac University.

"Paul is a distinguished scholar who brings an extraordinary record of accomplishment and the capability of providing effective leadership in his new position," said Mark Thompson, executive vice president and provost at Quinnipiac. "He has a demonstrated track record of success in promoting collaboration as well as enhancing academic excellence, innovation and meaningful institutional change."

In his new position, Zeleza will oversee the academic deans; associate vice presidents of academic affairs, diversity and student retention and success; and the director of veteran and military affairs.

"I am thrilled with the wonderful opportunity to join this fine university with its talented students, vibrant academic programs and excellent teacher scholars," said Zeleza, who will join Quinnipiac position in mid-August. "The university's mission, values and trajectory; its commitment to high-quality academic programs, a student-oriented environment and a strong sense of community; its amazing growth; and its inspired and energetic leadership attracted me. It is truly a privilege for me to become a member of this community with its distinguished history and brilliant future."  

He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Malawi and his master's from the University of London, where he studied African history and international relations. He holds a Ph.D. in economic history from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.

Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 6,200 full-time undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students in 58 undergraduate and more than 20 graduate programs of study in its School of Business and Engineering, School of Communications, School of Education, School of Health Sciences, School of Law, Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine, School of Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges issue. The 2013 issue of U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges named Quinnipiac as the top up-and-coming school with master's programs in the Northern Region. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review's "The Best 377 Colleges." For more information, please visit

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