Missouri Southern State U. names new head of academic affairs
Missouri Southern State University
June 1, 2010
Missouri Southern State University President Bruce W. Speck has announced the selection of Dr. AJ Anglin as the new Vice President for Academic Affairs at Missouri Southern State University.
The announcement culminates a national search.
Dr. Anglin is currently retired, but he has served as a president, provost, vice president, dean, faculty member and in other academic capacities at six universities.
He will begin his duties at Missouri Southern on Monday, June 14.
He was one of three candidates to visit campus in May. The other candidates were Dr. Thomas Winter, Vice Provost at Abilene Christian University, and Dr. Abdul Turay, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Tougaloo (Miss.) College.
Dr. Anglin will fill the post currently held by Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Brad Kleindl, who will return to the classroom next fall.
"I feel Dr. Anglin is a perfect fit for my administration and this University," stated Dr. Speck. "He brings a tremendous amount of experience, and he will be a strong leader for the academic community at Missouri Southern."
"I am delighted to join the administrative team at Missouri Southern," Dr. Anglin stated. "It will be my goal to work closely with the faculty to build on Missouri Southern's strong reputation as an outstanding regional university."
Dr. Anglin retired in June 2008 from his post as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Waynesburg, a university with 2,250 students and three satellite campuses in the Pittsburgh, Penn., area. He also served as President of Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Ill., from 1996 to 2002, and as Provost at Azusa Pacific University in California from 1991 to 1996.
He earned his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from the University of Arkansas and received a National Science Foundation (NSF) Research Grant at Brandeis University.
He also attended the Institute for Educational Management at Harvard University.
Previous positions included Vice President for Academic Affairs at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Ark.; Vice President and Academic Dean at Aurora University in Aurora, Ill., and Taylor University in Upland, Ind. At Taylor University, Dr. Anglin also served as Dean of Instruction, Director of Faculty Development and Professor of Chemistry. He was a summer visiting professor of Physical Chemistry at Indiana University and Ball State University.