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Dr. Ken Dobbins

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President

Phone: (573) ***-****  HQ Phone
Local Address: Cape Girardeau, Kentucky, United States
Southeast Missouri State University
One University Plaza
Cape Girardeau , Missouri 63701
United States

Company Description: Southeast Missouri State University was founded in 1873 and sits on a 200-acre campus in Cape Girardeau, Missouri. With approximately 10,000 undergraduate and...   more
Background

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations

Education

  • B.S. degree , accounting
    University of Akron ( Ohio )
  • M.B.A. degree
    Old Dominion University
  • Ph.D. , higher education administration
    Kent State
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HEC-TV | About Us
www.hectv.org, 3 Mar 2015 [cached]
Dr. Kenneth W. Dobbins, President
Forty-six candidates applied for the ...
www.semissourian.com, 17 Feb 2015 [cached]
Forty-six candidates applied for the university's top leadership position after Southeast president Kenneth Dobbins announced his retirement plans Sept. 8. His last day will be June 30.
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www.aascu.org, 8 Nov 2014 [cached]
Charleston, S.C. â€" Kenneth W. Dobbins, president, Southeast Missouri State University, assumes the chair of the American Association of State Colleges & Universities’ (AASCU) Board of Directors during the association’s Annual Meeting on Monday, November 22, 2010. In addition to his service on the AASCU Board of Directors as Secretary-Treasurer, Dobbins served AASCU as Missouri State Representative, vice chair and chair of the Committee on Professional Development, and as a faculty member at the AASCU New Presidents’ Academy.Â
Southeast Missouri State ...
www.cadca.org, 23 Jan 2014 [cached]
Southeast Missouri State University President Kenneth Dobbins Appointed to CADCA Board Southeast Missouri State University President Kenneth Dobbins Appointed to CADCA Board | CADCA
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Southeast Missouri State University President Kenneth Dobbins Appointed to CADCA Board
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Southeast Missouri State University President Kenneth Dobbins Appointed to CADCA Board
Washington, D.C. - Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), the nation's leading substance abuse prevention organization, has appointed Dr. Kenneth Dobbins, President of Southeast Missouri State University, to its Board of Directors. Dr. Dobbins brings more than 30 years of experience in Academic administration to CADCA's diverse Board of Directors.
"Higher Ed leaders know alcohol, tobacco and other drug use by their students affects their ability to learn and diminishes their potential. That's why we're excited to welcome Dr. Dobbins to our Board of Directors.
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Dr. Dobbins became the 17th president of Southeast Missouri State University on July 1, 1999 after serving as the University's Vice President of Finance and Administration from 1991 to 1993, and Executive Vice President from 1993 until his appointment as president. He previously held several positions in higher education administration at Kent State University in Ohio. During his tenure at Southeast, academic programs have been enhanced including the establishment of the College of Science, Technology, and Agriculture and the Earl and Margie Holland School of Visual and Performing Arts. A comprehensive review of all academic and non-academic programs has been accomplished to maintain quality and minimize student fee increases in the face of significant state appropriation reductions. Southeast continues to be recognized nationally for many of its outstanding accredited academic programs. Dr. Dobbins served as chair for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) in 2010-2011, and is one of five presidents teaching in AASCU's academy for newly appointed presidents. He is the vice president of membership and a member of the executive board of the Greater St. Louis Council Boy Scouts of America and a member of the Board of Directors and chairs the Finance Committee of the American Academic Leadership Institute.
"CADCA's goal of building, strengthening and expanding community coalitions to establish and maintain safe, drug-free communities is vital to our country and beyond. I am looking forward to providing a higher education perspective to CADCA's board of distinguished and dedicated members," Dr. Dobbins said.
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Kenneth W. ...
www.suntimesnews.com, 30 Jan 2013 [cached]
CAPE GIRARDEAU - Kenneth W. Dobbins, president of Southeast Missouri State University, was named one of nine Icons of Education in the January 2013 edition of Kansas City's business magazine, Ingram's. Recognized for his contributions and achievements which have set a standard for educational excellence, Dr. Dobbins was featured along with only four other Missouri educators.
According to the Ingram's story, "This year's Icons of Education have made deep, lasting contributions to the lives of the students they've touched."
Dr. Dobbins became the 17th president of Southeast Missouri State University in 1999, after serving in various positions in higher education administration at Kent State University in Ohio and as Vice President for Finance and Administration, and as Executive Vice President at Southeast from 1993 until his appointment as President. Under his leadership at Southeast, enrollment grew from a low of 7,925 to the 12th straight year of record-breaking enrollments and more than 11,700 students in Fall 2012 -- a more than 47 percent increase.
He served as president of the Missouri Council on Public Higher Education (COPHE), and has the distinction of having served as president longer than any other public four-year president in the state. Dr. Dobbins also served two terms as president of the Ohio Valley Conference. He has served as chairperson of the Committee on Professional Development for the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) and he continues to be one of only five presidents in the nation who teach in that organization's academy for newly appointed university presidents. He has been a faculty member in AASCU's New President's Academy for the past eight years. He was elected Secretary-Treasurer of the organization in 2008, chaired the organization in 2010-2011, and served on the executive committee as past chair of the AASCU Board. He is a member of the Board of Directors and chaired the Finance Committee of the American Academic Leadership Institute and is a vice president of membership and a member of the executive board of the Greater St. Louis Council, Boy Scouts of America.
Dr. Dobbins is an Alumni Leadership Award recipient for Kent State University's College of Education, Health and Human Services Annual Hall of Fame Awards and the Kent State University Alumni Association Special Achievement Award. He also received the Old Dominion University Distinguished Alumni Award.
He earned his B.S. degree in accounting from the University of Akron (Ohio) in 1971 and served as a commissioned officer and civilian executive in the U.S. Air Force for almost 10 years. He received the M.B.A. degree in 1979 from Old Dominion University (Virginia), and the Ph.D. in higher education administration in 1987 from Kent State, where in 2011, he was awarded the Alumni Leadership Award for the College of Education, Health and Human Services Annual Hall of Fame Awards. He is also a Certified Public Accountant in Ohio.
Dr. Dobbins and his wife, Jeanine Larson Dobbins, Founder and Director Emeritus of the Missouri Statewide Early Literacy Intervention Program based at Southeast, have a son, Paul, and a daughter-in-law, Stacey, who are both Southeast graduates, and a grandson, Lincoln Kenneth Dobbins.
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