Campbellsville University employs Frazier as new associate vice president for academic affairs

June 1, 2010
For Immediate Release


By Joan C. McKinney, news and publications coordinator

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. – Dr. DeWayne Frazier, former dean for international education at Campbellsville University, is returning to his alma mater as associate vice president for academic Affairs, according to an announcement from Dr. Michael V. Carter, president.

Frazier will begin employment at CU July 5. He will assist in providing leadership in the areas of curriculum development, program review, assessment and accreditation. He will have the responsibility for the strategic development, growth and leadership of the university’s graduate programs and as such will chair the Graduate Council. Future initiatives include the development and implementation of additional graduate degree programs and increasing enrollments in existing programs.

Frazier was employed at Campbellsville University from 2005 to 2007. A 1998 graduate of CU, he returns to Campbellsville University after serving the past three years as the senior vice president for international programs at Upper Iowa University (UIU) in Fayette, Iowa. 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 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.

Dr. DeWayne Frazier “Dr. DeWayne Frazier has been very successful in his vice presidency at Upper Iowa University as he has been in each position he has held in higher education,” Dr. Michael V. Carter, president of Campbellsville University, said.

“We are pleased that Dr. Frazier is willing to join us at Campbellsville University and help provide strong leadership for our academic programs along with Dr. Frank Cheatham (vice president for academic affairs), our deans and faculty.

“Dr. Frazier is a strong addition to Campbellsville University’s academic leadership team.”

Cheatham said, “I look forward to once again work with DeWayne Frazier. DeWayne is an outstanding professional. He has been quite successful in every position he has occupied.

“One major role will be to assist the deans and directors in solving various academic related problems. His work ethic and love for CU make him an ideal person for this position.”

Frazier served as an assistant professor of international studies at Campbellsville University and was also the director of the Honors Program.

At Upper Iowa University, 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.

Another part of Frazier’s portfolio included the internationalization efforts of the principle UIU campus in Fayette, Iowa through the construction of an international student recruitment plan, study abroad programs and curriculum development. During Frazier’s tenure at Upper Iowa University, he reinstituted a traditional international student office and helped grow UIU from six international students on the Fayette Campus in 2007 to 62 in the fall semester 2009.

Frazier has over ten years of administrative and leadership experience in postsecondary and higher education, including administrative positions at Truman State University, University of Louisville and Northern Kentucky University.

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.

He was the 2006 recipient of the Campbellsville University Student Government Association Faculty Challenger Award, an award presented by the students of the institution. Frazier has led student groups oversees in programs to China and India through the Appalachian Student Association and has vast experience in the area of study abroad program development. 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.

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. He has published numerous articles on topics such as internationalization of the campus and international recruitment.

Frazier’s CU bachelor degree is in political science and mathematics. He completed his master of arts in Latin American politics and international politics at the University of Kentucky’s Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce in 1999.

He also received a master of arts in higher education administration in 2004 from the University of Louisville. His Ph.D., which he earned in 2005, is also from the University of Louisville with a concentration in education leadership and organizational administration. His dissertation was on “Job Satisfaction of International Educators.”

Frazier and his wife Sarah, also a former CU student and employee, have been married for 10 years and have three children: Blaine, Zachary and Kiera.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 3,006 students who represent 97 Kentucky counties, 30 states and 37 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 23rd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South, tied for fifth in “most international students” and fourth in “up-and-coming” schools in baccalaureate colleges in the South. CU has been ranked 17 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges® and to G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his 11th year as president.