Dr. Paul Russo

University Vice Provost & Founding Dean, USA

Academic dean with 20 years of experience in founding and leading revenue producing academic units as well as shaping and rethinking visions through collaboration and consensus building. Successful history of identifying and developing synergies with other units and external partners. Demonstrated track record of increasing enrollment and reaching new student markets. Experienced in ensuring academic rigor for graduate, undergraduate, professional, and non-credit programs—both on campus and online. History of championing faculty initiatives to increase retention and graduation through innovative pedagogies, digital strategies, and academic supports. Also experienced in overseeing accreditation, assessment, and continuous improvement. Uncompromising commitment to delivering excellence, access, and inclusion for diverse groups of traditional and non-traditional students. Strategic planner, results-oriented, and fiscally responsible.