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Deller to serve as Trine's assistant vice president for academics
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ANGOLA, Ind. – Jean Deller will now serve as the assistant vice president for academics at Trine University, officials announced this week.
Deller has been a member of the Trine University faculty and administrative staff since 1980, when she began teaching as an adjunct professor in the education department. She has served as an associate professor in the Franks School of Education, the sports information director, the assistant athletic director, chair of the health, physical education and sport science department, dean of students and dean of the adult program.
“Jean is an integral part of the Trine community,” said Trine president Earl D. Brooks II, Ph.D. “Much of her work often takes place behind the scenes, but has an immeasurable impact on this campus. We are fortunate to have such a skilled and experienced administrator working for the betterment of academics.”
In her new role, she will oversee accreditation activities, lead assessment efforts and head grant initiatives when funding is received. This past year, Deller wrote a grant that awarded the university more than a quarter-million dollars from The Talent Initiative for project-based learning initiatives. When she served as dean of Trine’s School of Professional Studies, she helped put together the university’s first online programs.
Deller describes her academic preparation as versatile. After earning an undergraduate degree in music with a minor in mathematics from Millegan University in Tennessee, she secured a master’s degree from Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne. She went on to earn her doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Toledo.
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