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Chestnut Hill College Appoints Christopher Dougherty, Ph.D., as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty

Chestnut Hill College Appoints Christopher Dougherty, Ph.D., as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty

Christopher Dougherty, Ph.D.
Christopher Dougherty, Ph.D.

May 10, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                           

CONTACT: Brenda Lange
Associate Director of Communication
215.248-7110

 

PHILADELPHIA—Chestnut Hill College has announced the appointment of Christopher Dougherty, Ph.D., as Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty, effective July 1, 2017.

Dr. Dougherty has served for the past six years as Provost and Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at Rosemont College, where he also served for two years as the Interim Vice President for Enrollment Management.

He holds an earned Doctorate in Higher Education and a minor in Sociology from the Pennsylvania State University, a M.S. in Higher Education from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.S. in English with a minor in Spanish from Saint Joseph’s University.

Dr. Dougherty brings extensive higher education experience to the College in new curriculum development for both undergraduate and graduate programs, the establishment of an academic program review process in conjunction with strategic agendas, online education, and processes for the assessment of student learning and institutional effectiveness, to name only a few of his areas of competence.

“I am confident Dr. Dougherty will bring tremendous energy, professionalism and high intellectual standards to Chestnut Hill College, along with a deep respect for our mission and a keen sense of our strategic needs,” said Carol Jean Vale, SSJ, Ph.D., president of Chestnut Hill College.  “His leadership and experience offer us new perspectives and talents that are of great importance to Chestnut Hill College’s ongoing quest to build our academic programs with excellence, quality and creativity.”

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About Chestnut Hill College

Celebrating more than 90 years of tradition, Chestnut Hill College is a four-year, coed Catholic college in the Ignatian tradition that offers a traditional liberal arts undergraduate program as well as accelerated undergraduate degrees, master’s and doctoral programs. The College has been rated by US News & World Report as among the best master’s universities in the North, as among the best Northeastern colleges by The Princeton Review, and has been classified as selective by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Since 1924, the College has offered a rigorous curriculum that provides students with a broad background in the humanities, social sciences and natural sciences. The goal of Chestnut Hill College has been to prepare students for life’s challenges by helping them to grow intellectually, spiritually, emotionally and socially. http://www.chc.edu/

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