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Randolph College Names Carl A. Girelli, Ph.D. New Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College

Girelli brings expertise in curriculum development, focus on academic quality

4/3/2012 9:11:04 AM


LYNCHBURG--Randolph College President John E. Klein announced today the appointment of Carl A. Girelli, Ph. D. to the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College,effective July 1, 2012.

Girelli joins Randolph College after serving as Associate Provost at Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina. During a distinguished 24-year career at Catawba, he served as a professor of English and in various faculty and administrative leadership positions in curricular development, enrollment, and student affairs.

Girelli earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Linguistics, a Master of Arts in Linguistics, and a Bachelor of Arts in Portuguese from the University of Connecticut in Storrs, Connecticut.

"I am excited to join an institution with such an excellent faculty and inspired administration," said Girelli. "As we continue to enhance Randolph’s already strong academic reputation, we will continue to grow enrollment by attracting the region’s and nation’s best students."

Girelli’s accomplishments include the creation of several innovative initiatives, including acquiring grants for programs supporting first-generation students, working with faculty to effect curricular improvement, and developing programs that enhanced students’ academic and social development.

"Carl shares Randolph’s mission of preparing students to engage the world critically and creatively, live and work honorably, and experience life abundantly," Klein said. "His vision, commitment to developing innovative liberal arts curricula, collaborative style and engaging personality will make him an invaluable member of the leadership team."

Girelli will succeed Dr. Dennis Stevens, who served as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College at Randolph for the last four years. "We appreciate Dennis’ contributions to the College and wish him well in his new endeavors," Klein said.

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CONTACT: Brenda Edson, Director of College Relations