Dr. DeWayne Frazier currently serves as the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs at Campbellsville University in Kentucky. Dr. Frazier’s portfolio includes the distance education, Graduate School, library services, academic support, international education, institutional research, English as a Second Language, and student records. Dr. Frazier serves on the President’s Administrative Cabinet and is also an associate professor in the Division of Social Sciences.
Dr. Frazier currently oversees 17 different graduate programs across various disciplines including business, counseling, education, music, social work, social science, and teaching English to speakers of other languages. Frazier is responsible for implementing recruitment strategies, overseeing curriculum development and monitor program resources. Under his leadership, the Graduate Programs have grown steadily from a Full-Time Equivalency (FTE) of 453 in the Fall 2010 to 535 FTE in the Fall 2012. Two of the programs have recently (2013) been ranked by U.S. News and World Report in the top online programs in the United States.
Dr. Frazier serves on various teams related to accreditation and routinely attends Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) conferences. He serves as member of the university’s SACS steering committee which oversees the entire accreditation of the institution and also works with academic planning and develop new programs for the institution. Recently, he led the efforts to develop graphic design and physical therapy assistant programs for CU. Through this process he conducted quantitative and qualitative research for demand statistics as well as engaged the local and campus community in program development.
Dr. Frazier comes to Campbellsville University after serving three years as the Senior Vice President for International Programs (SVP for IP) at Upper Iowa University (UIU) in Fayette, Iowa. Dr. Frazier was responsible for overseeing UIU’s academic extension centers located in foreign locations. Upper Iowa University currently has centers in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia. Under Dr. Frazier’s leadership, full-time student numbers at the international academic extension locations have increased from 399 to 831 over the past three years. The enrollment growth reflects a 108 percent increase in total students.
As the Sr. VP for IP, Dr. Frazier oversaw all academic requests, including final grade appeals, internship extensions, appeals from suspension, approval of faculty, and final review of course substitutions. Frazier served on the university wide curriculum committee and graduate curriculum committee as an ex-officio member. He also worked closely with the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association on Accreditation to assure that all programs operate within the given principles and parameters of the commission. Upper Iowa University participates in the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) Academic Quality Improvement Plan (AQIP). AQIP reaccreditation process is structured around quality improvement principles and processes and involves the following: structured goal-setting, networking and accountability activities. Frazier served on the university wide AQIP steering committee as well as the President’s Administrative Cabinet.
Another part of Dr. Frazier’s portfolio included the internationalization efforts of the principle UIU campus in Fayette, Iowa through the development of an international student recruitment plan, study abroad programs and curriculum development. During Frazier’s tenure at Upper Iowa University, he reinstituted an international student recruitment plan that helped grow UIU from 6 international students on the Fayette Campus in 2007 to 62 in the Fall Semester 2009 and the enrollment plan he implemented now sees over 140 international students at the Fayette Campus. Other successful projects included offering international education experiences to students across the institution and in 2009-2010 academic year, UIU had a record 23 students engaged in a international experience.
Dr. Frazier has over ten years of progressively responsible administrative and leadership experience in postsecondary and higher education, including administrative positions at Truman State University, University of Louisville, and Northern Kentucky University. Prior to his stint at UIU, Frazier served as the Dean of International Education and an assistant professor of international studies at Campbellsville University. He was also the Director of the Honors Program.
Dr. Frazier served on the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Institute for International Studies and the Private College Consortium for International Studies. Frazier is a 2004 Salzburg Seminar Fellow and worked as a Benjamin Gillman Scholarship Program Panelist. Frazier is the 2006 recipient of the Campbellsville University Student Government Association Faculty Challenger Award, an award presented by the students of the institution. Frazier is an active member of organizations such as the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities, Council of Independent Colleges and the Consortium of Global Education.
Dr. Frazier has presented at various conferences on topics ranging from job satisfaction to immigration regulations. He has presented at the World Conference of the International Association for the Promotion of Christian Higher Education and the NAFSA national conference. Dr. Frazier has presented on “F-1 Students for Admissions Offices” and “International Student Recruitment 101” at the Southern Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers as well as presentations on globalization. He has published numerous articles on topics such as internationalization of the campus and international recruitment.
Dr. Frazier’s earned his Bachelor’s degree from Campbellsville University in Political Science/ Mathematics. He completed his M.A. in international politics at the Patterson School for Diplomacy and International Commerce on the campus of the University of Kentucky and finished an additional M.A. at the University of Louisville in higher education administration. Dr. Frazier completed his Ph.D. in leadership at the University of Louisville. The topic of his dissertation was the “Job Satisfaction of International Educators in the Post-September 11th Era”. Dr. Frazier and his wife Sarah, also a former CU student, have been married for 12 years and have six children. Blaine is 10, Zachary is 8, Safari is 7, Kiera is 5, Sandrine is 5 and Moses is 2. They are members of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Campbellsville, Kentucky where Sarah serves as Children’s Director and Dr. Frazier assists with the college ministry and Christian educational projects.