Gregory Sojka named dean at U. of Cincinnati Clermont College
May 20, 2010
Gregory S. Sojka, PhD, has been named the dean of UC Clermont College effective July 1, 2010. Anthony J. Perzigian, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, announced this appointment, pending approval by UC's board of trustees May 25.
"We have identified an outstanding and experienced leader for Clermont College. Dr. Sojka joins UC at an exciting juncture as we strive to play an expanding leadership role in the University System of Ohio. He will lead a vibrant college committed to academic excellence and community engagement. The search committee was impressed with his administrative accomplishments and his commitment to ensuring an even brighter future for the college and all of its stakeholders," said Perzigian.
"I look forward to advancing the regional and national standing of Clermont College by working with the faculty and staff to meet growing student demand as well as the needs of the local community," said Sojka.
Sojka has held administrative and faculty positions at Wichita State University, the University of Wyoming, Casper College Center and Lewis-Clark State College in Lewiston, Idaho. He moved to the University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande, Ohio, where he served as provost and vice president for academic affairs from 1994 to 2006 and president from 2006 to 2008.
Sojka earned his bachelor of arts in secondary English education at State University of New York, Fredonia, and completed his master of art in English and PhD in American Literature at Indiana University.