Regent University’s eighth president officially took the helm on Sunday – nine months after a half-year national search concluded with his appointment.
Dr. Carlos Campo, Regent’s first Hispanic president, joined the college in 2008 as vice president of academic affairs and was recognized by Regent University Founder and Chancellor Pat Robertson as a “deeply intelligent and thoughtful man who couples scholarship with dynamic leadership.”
“He is … completely committed to the mission of Regent, which is Training Christian Leaders to Change the World,” Robertson stated in his remarks Sunday. “He is admired by students and faculty alike and without question, will prove a superb leader to carry the university into the next decade.”
Robertson, who founded Regent University in 1978, had served as the school’s president for the past ten years and on Apr. 28, 2009, announced his plan to retire effective July 1, 2010.