Office of the President
Dear Antioch University Midwest Student,
As you may know, I have been asked to serve as Interim President of the University effective July 1, 2012. I accepted this responsibility because I am committed to the mission of Antioch and the importance that the institution has in your lives and in society as a whole.
Antioch University Midwest is at an important crossroads as we enter our 25th year of existence as one of the five independent campuses of Antioch University. This fall, we will change from an academic calendar on quarters to a semester system, we are currently in the process self study leading to the reaffirmation of our regional accreditation through the Higher Learning Commission, we are saying goodbye to some faculty members as we welcome new faculty, and we are continuously working to meet the needs of our current students in an age when higher education is rapidly changing. While challenges are certainly inherent during periods of great change, there is also tremendous opportunity, and that is what I will focus on during my tenure as Interim President.
In our current times of considerable economic and social change, our adult students who are advancing their lives through higher education need the comprehensive education that Antioch University Midwest provides with the practical and flexible delivery that is our hallmark. We exist to serve our students and everything that we do must be in support of student learning.
Antioch University Midwest is investing additional resources towards scholarships to make our education more affordable to our students. We will also be providing new opportunities for career resources to assist you in your professional lives. We continue in our work to be more accessible via the web and to develop new academic opportunities while we enhance our existing programs.
I have agreed to serve in this capacity for one year. While I am here, the faculty, staff, and administration will be working diligently to fulfill our mission as we navigate the challenges and enhance the opportunities.
Please join me at this exciting time as we strive to better Antioch University Midwest and the world. If you have ideas that you would like to share, you may email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I look forward to hearing from you.
Today is also the first day of work for our new Chancellor, Felice Nudelman. I look forward to getting to know her and to working with her as she begins to lead the five campuses of Antioch University.
Best wishes as you continue your education at Antioch University Midwest,
Antioch University provides learner-centered education to empower students with the knowledge and skills to lead meaningful lives and to advance social, economic, and environmental justice.
Antioch aspires to be a leading university offering learners and communities transformative education in a global context that fosters innovation and inspires social action.
About Dr. Hall
Ellen W. Hall became Interim President of Antioch University Midwest on July 1, 2012, following her appointment as Provost and Interim Chief Executive Officer of Antioch March 1, 2012. She first came to AUM in January, 2011 as Vice President for Academic Affairs. She holds an A.B. from Agnes Scott College and the M.A. and Ph.D. from Bryn Mawr College, all in French literature. Her professional appointments have included Associate Professor of French and Assistant Dean of the College at Westminster College in Pennsylvania; the first alumna Dean of the College at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, GA; President of Converse College in Spartanburg where she served as the first female college president in South Carolina; Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College at Wells College in Aurora, New York. After leaving Wells in 2006, she joined the Registry for College and University Presidents in Peabody Massachusetts in 2007. After joining the Registry she accepted an assignment as Interim Vice President for University Relations and Executive Director of the CWU Foundation at Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Washington before coming to Antioch University Midwest in 2011.
Highlights of her career include founding a Lifelong Learning Program for non-traditional students a Westminster College; diversifying the faculty and implementing a full scale Global Awareness Program at Agnes Scott College; establishing a major effort to explore issues of diversity with faculty and students through a joint Converse College/Wofford College grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; hiring the first African-American Vice President at Converse College; diversifying faculty and receiving support to sponsor a visiting scholar in Islamic Studies at Wells College; implementing a planning process to build the new science building at Wells College; assisting the Central Washington University Relations Office with completion of its first comprehensive gifts campaign and bringing stability to a unit that was experiencing significant challenge upon her arrival.
In 1995 South Carolina Women in Higher Education awarded her the Martha Kime Piper Award for Outstanding Contributions to Advancing Women in Higher Education. She was given the Central Washington University Presidential Administrator of the Year Award in 2009.
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