Saint Mary’s is pleased to announce that Bob Elmore, Ph.D., has been named dean of academic affairs. Elmore started in the role on June 5. As dean of academic affairs, he will oversee curriculum and instruction, registrar, online operations, accreditation and assessment, among other responsibilities.

Elmore has worked in higher education for more than 20 years and has a strong background in teaching, online learning, program development, and curriculum design.

Since 2001, he has run Elmore Consulting, working with colleges and universities to provide strategic consulting to universities on academic technology, instructional design, and online education. He has also served as the dean of graduate and online learning and graduate faculty at the University of Northwestern (Saint Paul), graduate faculty and dissertation mentor and chair at Capella University, and affiliate professor of education at Franciscan University.

“With 20 years of experience, Bob has a proven track record of transformative leadership in higher education,” said Max Bonilla, Ph.D. provost and dean of faculties. “He has shown a deep understanding of the ever-changing landscape of higher education, and we know his expertise will serve Saint Mary’s students well.”

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