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Woodbury University Names Randall Stauffer Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs

Woodbury University today announced that Randall Stauffer, longtime Professor of Interior Architecture and leader within the School of Architecture, has been appointed the university’s Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs (AVPAA), effective September 1.  

As AVPAA, Stauffer will serve on the Deans’ Council and act in a liaison role with faculty governance on issues of curriculum and academic policy development.   Among his various duties, he will coordinate the program-review process, address student issues as needed, coordinate planning and maintaining centers and institutes, support the development and implementation of the strategic plan, and serve as liaison to academic and non-academic units in planning of facilities and allocation of space.  Stauffer will also serve as the Accreditation Liaison officer with WASC and will assist the provost’s office in managing personnel processes and in developing instructional plans and budgets.

“Randy is known as a consensus builder, a thoughtful, even-handed, persistent and knowledgeable professional,” said David P. Dauwalder, Ph.D, Executive Vice President and Provost, Woodbury University.  “His consistent ability to find agreeable solutions in difficult situations will serve him, and the university, well.”  Most recently, Stauffer played instrumental roles in an interdisciplinary team aimed at reinvigorating the University’s plan for integrative learning, and in creating a master’s degree in Interior Architecture.

Stauffer joined Woodbury University as a full-time faculty member and chair of Interior Architecture in 2001.  He served as Dean of Faculty from 2005-07 and became Associate Dean of the School of Architecture in 2012.  Stauffer earned his Master of Architecture degree from UC Berkeley and his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Temple University.  His 14 years of experience in industry has included work as a designer, senior designer and project manager for multiple firms in Philadelphia and greater Los Angeles.

Although his official appointment began September 1, Stauffer continued to perform associate dean roles in the School of Architecture through September 9, to permit Dean Norman Millar to work through the various adjustments in School of Architecture administration.