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Woodbury Appoints Dr. David Dauwalder Provost/EVP

Woodbury University today announced the appointment of David P. Dauwalder, Ph.D., as executive vice president and provost, effective April 1.

Dr. Dauwalder will act as the chief operating officer of Woodbury, leading the university’s academic enterprise and helping to visualize and refine academic priorities. He is currently provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of New Haven, West Haven, Connecticut, where he has been since 2006. He also served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at California State University, Stanislaus and Central Washington University.

“David’s expertise in strategic planning, budgeting, and program development will be crucial as Woodbury focuses on a future of excellence,” says Luis Ma. R. Calingo, Ph.D., president, Woodbury University. “His commitment to transparency and shared governance, combined with his global connections, will help our historic institution reach even higher levels of competitiveness and distinctiveness.”

“Throughout my visit to Woodbury University, I was consistently impressed with the university’s accomplishments and with the positive attitude of the campus community about its future,” says Dr. Dauwalder. “With a focus on innovation and creativity, a respect for interdisciplinary thinking, and a university-wide commitment to experiential learning, Woodbury University is clearly positioned in its mission to help students develop the skills and knowledge necessary to reach their goals for successful lives and careers.  I am honored to join the Woodbury University community, and I am greatly looking forward to getting started.”

Dauwalder earned a Ph.D. in secondary education and master of arts in education from Arizona State University. He completed a bachelor’s degree in education from Northern Arizona University.