RADNOR, Pa. (Jan. 16, 2014) – Jeff Gingerich, Ph.D., Vice Provost/Dean for Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Sociology, has been appointed Interim Provost/ Vice President of Academic Affairs at Cabrini College, effective June 1.
During his three-year tenure as Vice Provost/Dean for Academic Affairs, Gingerich has proven to be a valued member of the President’s Cabinet with a strong track record of leadership and collaboration with faculty.
“We are fortunate to have such a skilled and talented leader to serve in the interim position while the College selects a new president,” says interim president Deb Takes.
Anne Skleder, Ph.D., current Provost/Vice President of Academic Affairs, has accepted the position of Provost/Senior Vice President at Wilkes University and will depart in June. With Gingerich's appointment made, an internal search will commence for naming an Interim Dean of Academic Affairs.
A scholar in the sociology of religion, race and ethnic studies, criminology, restorative justice, and corrections, Gingerich joined the Cabrini faculty in 2005.
He played a pivotal role in the development and implementation of the Justice Matters curriculum, has helped the College secure federal grant funding, and has chaired or co-chaired several strategic initiatives, including the President’s Initiative for Mission Integration, the Diversity Task Force and the Master Plan Task Force. He is currently a co-chair of the College’s Self-Study for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
Gingerich earned a bachelor of science in social work from Eastern Mennonite University, and a master of arts degree and a doctorate in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. He has published and presented several pieces on peace, urban communities, and the Philadelphia Mennonites.
A resident of the College’s partner city, Norristown, Pa., Jeff has volunteered with various prison initiatives in the community and is currently a board member of the Centre Theatre in Norristown. Gingerich will remain in the interim role through December 31, 2015.
About Cabrini College Students do extraordinary things at Cabrini College, a residential Catholic college welcoming learners of all faiths, cultures, and backgrounds. Since its founding in 1957 by the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the College has provided a transformational Education of the Heart, focusing on academic excellence, leadership development, and a commitment to social justice.
Cabrini offers 50 majors, pre-professional programs, concentrations and minors. The College also has graduate and professional studies programs at its main campus in Radnor, Pa., and at 14 off-site locations. The College’s serene 112-acre campus is located 30 minutes from Philadelphia.