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Dr. Ken Dobbins

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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
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Employment History

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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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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
Board of Directors - Members | CADCA
www.cadca.org, 11 Aug 2014 [cached]
Kenneth W. Dobbins, MBA, Ph.D. President, Southeast Missouri State University
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 Chamber of Commerce - Board of Directors
www.capechamber.com, 11 July 2014 [cached]
Dr. Kenneth Dobbins Southeast Missouri State University One University Plaza, MS 3300 Cape Girardeau, MO 63701 (573) 651-2222 Email Ken
SEMO President Ken ...
www.suntimesnews.com, 9 Sept 2014 [cached]
SEMO President Ken Dobbins announces retirement Perryville News
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SEMO President Ken Dobbins announces retirement
CAPE GIRARDEAU -- After more than 15 years as president of Southeast Missouri State University, Dr. Kenneth W. Dobbins announced at the annual State of the University address today that he plans to retire at the end of the 2014-15 academic year.
Dobbins said he will retire effective June 30, 2015, with plans to do some higher education consulting for the American Association of State Colleges and University's Penson Center for Professional Development. He said he felt the time is right for his wife, Jeanine, and him to spend more time with family and other endeavors.
"It has been such a great honor to represent our university and to work with not only an outstanding Board of Regents, but also with such hard-working and caring people here at Southeast, in the community of Cape Girardeau, in Southeast Missouri, and in Missouri" said Dobbins.
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Dobbins was named president of Southeast 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. As 17th president of Southeast, he is currently the longest-serving four-year public college or university president in the state of Missouri.
Doyle Privett, president of the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents, said at the State of the University event, "Ken Dobbins has been a true transformational president for Southeast and has provided strategic and mission-driven leadership.
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More than $400 million in capital construction and building improvement projects have enhanced the University since Dobbins was named president in 1999. The Seabaugh Polytechnic Building and the $58 million River Campus were constructed. In 2005, the Douglas C. Greene Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship was opened, followed by the dedication of the state-of-the-art David M. Barton Agriculture Research Center in 2009, and the University's Autism Center for Diagnosis and Treatment in 2010.
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Dr. Dobbins has served a two-year term as president of the Missouri Council on Public Higher Education (COPHE), the organization for presidents and chancellors of Missouri's public colleges and universities, and is the senior member of the organization. In 2007, he was selected to serve a three-year term on the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU) Board of Directors, an organization which represents over 420 U.S. public college and university members and more than 3.7 million students or 56 percent of the enrollment at all public four-year institutions. He was elected Secretary-Treasurer of the organization in 2008, chaired the organization in 2010-2011, and again serves on the AASCU Board. Also, for the past ten years, he has served as one of five faculty members for the week-long AASCU New Presidents' Academy, and currently chairs the Finance Committee of the American Academic Leadership Institute. He previously served three years as president of the Ohio Valley Conference and is currently a member of the Conference finance subcommittee. In addition, he is the vice president for membership on the executive board of the Greater St. Louis Council, Boy Scouts of America, and was elected by local council associates to serve on the National Council, Boy Scouts of America. In 2010, he was awarded the Silver Beaver Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a Boy Scout volunteer by a council.
"Dr. Dobbins' commitment to the success of our students, faculty and staff has always been unwavering," Privett said.
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We have been very fortunate to have Dr. Dobbins as our chief executive officer during a time of great change in higher education."
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