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Vice President for Academic Affairs

Campbellsville University is seeking applicants for the position of vice president for academic affairs. This is the senior vice president on the organizational chart for CU. Dr. Frank Cheatham the current vice president for academic affairs has announced his plans to retire effective May 31, 2015. Dr. Cheatham will have served for 42 years at CU including his current position since 1999. He is widely recognized as one of the preeminent academic leaders in Baptist higher education.

Dr. Cheatham has worked in a number of important capacities during his more than four decades at CU including professor of mathematics and computer science. Prior to becoming vice president for academic affairs, has served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at CU. He is a graduate of Campbellsville University, hold a master’s of science in mathematics from Tennessee Technological University, a master’s in computer science from the University of Evansville, and a doctorate in mathematics from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Cheatham has been and is very active professionally. He has been widely recognized by his peers and been elected to several leadership positions in their organizations.

Dr. Cheatham is a native of Taylor County, Kentucky. He and his wife Shirley have one daughter, Tammy Page. Tammy and husband Russell have three children – Drew, Joey, and Rusty. Frank is an active member of Campbellsville Baptist Church, the Board of Directors of Taylor Regional Hospital, and a former member of the Campbellsville – Taylor County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, served two terms as a member of Board of the International Association of Baptist Colleges and Universities, a member of the Education Professional Standards Board of Kentucky, served on 15 visiting committees for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, served on a program planning committee for SACS, and is involved in a number of other professional and community activities. In retirement, Dr. Cheatham plans to spend time with his family, traveling, and playing golf.