ASHLAND, OH (WOIO) - After a nationwide search, the
Board of Trustees has hired Dr. Carlos Campo as the 30th president of Ashland University.
Campo has considerable experience in higher education, including serving as president of Regent University. He will start in his new role on June 1, 2015.
"Dr. Campo is a proven, highly motivated and accomplished higher education professional with more than 25 years of exemplary experience, from professor to university president," said AU Board Chair Lisa Miller.
Campo replaces Dr. William Crothers, who is serving as an interim president for one year.
Camp says he is anxious to get settled in Ashland.
"Karen and I look forward to getting to know the Ashland community," Campo said. "In our brief visit, we were impressed by how kindly we were treated and the real sense of community we felt."
Campo also noted that "the Ashland University community blends excellence and tradition in such a way that reflected their commitment to quality and the individual. We are honored and blessed to become a part of Eagle Nation."
For the past year, Campo has been working as an educational consultant for the Gates Foundation and serving as chair of the Alliance for Hispanic Education for the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference in Sacramento, CA.
Prior to that, Campo served as president of Regent University in Virginia Beach, VA, from August 2010 to October 2013.
Prior to becoming president, Campo served as Chief Academic Officer and Provost at Regent from 2008 to 2010.