Atlanta, GA - The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia (USG) today named Richard A. Carvajal, vice president for student success services at Cascadia Community College in Bothell, WA., president of Bainbridge College in Bainbridge.
“Dr. Carvajal’s career demonstrates his dedication to student success,” said USG chief operating officer Robert Watts. “We are looking forward to the contribution he will make to Bainbridge College and the University System of Georgia.”
Regent Doreen Stiles Poitevint, chair of the Special Regents’ Committee for the presidential search at Bainbridge College, added that Carvajal’s “history of leadership in higher education is impressive. The committee is extremely confident in his ability and readiness to lead Bainbridge College.”
Carvajal will assume his post on January 1, 2011, according to Watts. He will replace Bainbridge College President Thomas A. Wilkerson, who is retiring at the end of the year, after having served the University System in this capacity since 2005.
Prior to his appointment at Cascadia Community College, Carvajal served as dean of student services at Independence Community College, a college of more than 1,100 students in Independence, KS., from 2003 to 2006. Before that, he was the associate dean of student services at Coker College in Hartsville, SC., from 1997 to 2003. He also served as an executive officer of the Washington State Student Services Commission.
Carvajal holds a Ph.D. in educational administration with emphasis in higher education conferred in 2005 by The University of South Carolina in Columbia, a master of science degree in College Student Personnel Administration earned in 1995 from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and a bachelor of science in Mass Communication/Sociology earned in 1993 and conferred by East Central University in Ada, OK.