Hodges University Names New Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs
Hodges University is
pleased to welcome Dr. John Meyer as its new executive vice president of
academic affairs. Meyer will officially begin his new position April 2017.
“We are very pleased to
welcome Dr. Meyer back to Hodges University as our chief academic officer. John’s
focus on the intersection of higher education and workforce development aligns
perfectly with Hodges’ mission, which is to serve as a socio-economic lever for
our students, and a workforce development partner for employers in the
communities we serve,” said Dr. Donald Wortham, president of Hodges University.
Graduating with his DBA
in management from Argosy University, an MBA from Hodges University and a B.S.
in accounting from Hodges, Meyer has spent nearly 20 years in public and
private education. Most recently, he served as the dean of the School of
Business and Technology at Florida SouthWestern State College.
In his more than 20
years of business and leadership experience, Dr. Meyer has practiced managerial
consulting, owned and operated private automotive ventures and conducted
corporate trainings. As an academician, his interests include “person-organization
fit and the relationships that occupational cultures have on human behavior
and, by extension, the success of organizations.”
Dr. Meyer will continue
in his role as researcher and author for Workforce Now, a regional research initiative
that identifies current and future workforce talent requirements for the five
counties of Southwest Florida.
"I am delighted to
be returning to Hodges University. Not only is it my alma mater, but I spent
many years here as a professor of management. Hodges is nimble and
entrepreneurial, and uniquely positioned to identify emerging higher
educational needs in Southwest Florida--and to create quality programs to
address those needs. I find it very exciting to be reunited with the university
in this role, and I look forward to many years of Hodges’ continued growth and
success," Meyer said.