Howard O. Gibson, Ph.D. has been named the Vice President of the Division of Academic Affairs at Wiley College.
Dr. Gibson has 20 years of corporate and higher education administration and teaching experience at 4-year and 2-year public and private, rural and urban institutions.
Dr. Gibson served as Interim President of Arkansas Baptist Community College where he implemented and sustained a number of transformational processes including streamlining institutional operations; collaborating with fellow board members on advancement strategies for the institution; and making recommendations to the board for the adoption of instructional programs and other educational and community services, etc.
President Felton is delighted by Gibson’s onboarding. He states, “The College is extremely excited to welcome Dr. Gibson to our family. He is a seasoned administrator who can hit the ground running. He brings invaluable experience to us and is knowledgeable in strategic planning, SACS process, institutional research, faculty enhancement, as well as the Second Chance Pell Program. A learned professional, he’s also astute in the business space and looks to bring our online programming to a different level. The search committee recommended him with a unanimous vote for the national search that was conducted.”
Gibson’s curriculum vitae hosts a number of notable accomplishments such as authoring the Shorter College Second Chance Pell Grant Experimental Site Program Handbook (2017), developing and implementing a Student Government Association, requesting for proposal grant process in the Office of Student Programs and Resources (2015) and leading administrative efforts to create a 10-graduate agreement partnership between Arkansas Baptist College and Strayer University (2010).
He currently serves on an assorted list of accreditation, academic council, and judicial committees. In 2013, Dr. Gibson received the Outstanding Staff Achievement Award from Baton Rouge Community College.
Gibson holds 3 degrees from Jackson State University: a BBA in accounting in 1998, an MBA in business administration in 2000 and a Ph.D. in Urban Higher Education since 2008.
Dr. Gibson commenced duties at Wiley College on January 15, 2020.