Northwood University Names Dr. John Jasinski Executive Vice President/Chief Academic and Operating Officer

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Dr. John Jasinski

Dr. John Jasinski

Dr. John Jasinski has been named Executive Vice President/Chief Academic and Operating Officer at Northwood University.

MIDLAND, Mich. - Dr. John Jasinski has been named Executive Vice President/Chief Academic and Operating Officer at Northwood University. Northwood University President Keith A. Pretty made the announcement today. Dr. Jasinski will assume the position in August 2007.

President Pretty said, "In this newly created position, Dr. Jasinski will be responsible for academic program content and quality in all locations and for all programs at Northwood University. Dr. Jasinski is no stranger to Northwood University as he has provided supportive consultation for our accreditation process called AQIP, an acronym for the Academic Quality Improvement Program of the Higher Learning Commission at the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. Dr. Jasinski has been an asset to our University and we look forward to having him join our team as an officer. This appointment provides our faculty and students with the commitment we have to quality improvement and moving our University into the future."

In accepting the new position, Dr. Jasinski said, "Northwood represents excellence in American and international higher education and my family and I are pleased to join the Northwood team. Northwood's strong tradition is itself a unique success story and I look forward to helping contribute to its vibrant future. Northwood has impressed me with its strong leadership team, faculty focused on practical learning applications of business excellence in a free-enterprise system, and an overall staff culture committed to student success. The campuses are primed for continued growth and development and Northwood's domestic and international programs are well-positioned to serve the variety of traditional and adult-learner needs in our rapidly changing environment."

Dr. Jasinski has headed his own consulting firm since 2001. He assists various higher education institutions as well as a variety of other organizations across all sectors to implement self-assessment and improvement processes, develop and execute strategic and academic plans, and address performance results. He serves as a personal coach to leaders and leadership teams across the country, speaks nationally and internationally on higher education issues, and is published nationally. He served as associate provost at Northwest Missouri State University from 1997 to 2001, chaired Northwest's department of mass communication from 1992 to 1997 and taught in that department beginning in 1986. Dr. Jasinski co-led Northwest Missouri State University's Baldrige Category Council, a group focused on implementing a performance excellence agenda throughout all levels of the university. He also coordinated Northwest's Higher Learning Commission Self-Study Review that resulted in a ten year unconditional reaccreditation - the self-study was based on the Baldrige Criteria, the first of its kind nationally.

Dr. Jasinski was one of seven national educators to serve on the Higher Learning Commission's AQIP Design Team, a team that produced the new alternative accreditation model based on continuous improvement principles. He assisted AQIP in criteria development and process design and works with colleges and universities in addressing AQIP principles and criteria.

Dr. Jasinski has served the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in a variety of capacities. He currently is an alumni examiner and one of six national coaches for senior examiners. He served as an education specialist in the Baldrige office from 1994-95, having helped design and implement an education pilot program - the precursor to today's National Baldrige Award in Education. He was a Missouri Quality Award judge for six years, served two terms on the Maryville, MO city council and also served a term as member of the board of directors for St. Francis Hospital and Health Services. He belongs to several professional organizations; he earned a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership/Higher Education Administration from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, a master's degree in Interpersonal and Public Communication, and a bachelor's degree in Broadcast and Cinematic Arts - both from Central Michigan University.

He and his wife Denise have four children.

Northwood University is a private, nonprofit, accredited university specializing in managerial and entrepreneurial education offering two and four year degrees in a variety of enterprise fields. The Richard DeVos Graduate School of Management's Executive, Full-Time and Montreux, Switzerland programs make Northwood's free market-based degree offerings in management and enterprise the most complete anywhere. The university emphasizes the importance of free enterprise and is dedicated to the preservation of the free market and the important relationship between business and the arts.

Northwood operates a residential campus in Michigan, Florida and Texas; the Margaret Chase Smith Library in Skowhegan, Maine; University College outreach centers and locations in nine states in the U.S. including a Distance Education online program; and several international study programs abroad.