Chicago Heights, IL–(ENEWSPF)– In a special meeting on Tuesday, June 17, the Prairie State College (PSC) Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Dr. Adenuga Atewologun as PSC’s new vice president of academic affairs. He replaces Dr. Linda Uzureau, who is retiring with 12 years of distinguished service. Atewologun assumed his duties on July 1.
Atewologun was recommended by PSC President Eric C. Radtke following an extensive national search. Atewologun was one of five finalists forwarded by the search committee, which was co-chaired by John Flannigan, professor of English and faculty union president, and Mary Reaves, vice president of student affairs.
Atewologun has extensive academic experience. Most recently, Atewologun was the dean of natural and applied sciences at the College of DuPage, managing and directing a large academic division including 18 departments, 70 full-time faculty, 250 part-time faculty, 14 staff, 3 associate deans, and an annual budget of $11 million. He has been at the College of DuPage since 1990 where he started as a member of the faculty until 1998 when he moved into academic administration. During the past year, Atewologun participated in the American Council on Education Fellows Program, the nation’s premier higher education leadership development program in preparing senior leaders to serve American colleges and universities.
“We are very pleased and excited to welcome Dr. Atewologun to PSC,” said Radtke. “He has impressive experience, and we look forward to his academic leadership so we can continue to provide quality education to our students.”
The vice president of academic affairs is the chief academic officer of the college and is responsible for providing executive leadership in the curriculum, instructional, and educational services of the college. Atewologun will oversee the division of arts and sciences; health professions; business and technology; academic services and the library; and communications and marketing.
“The board of trustees unanimously supported Dr. Radtke’s recommendation to hire Dr. Atewologun as our next vice president of academic affairs,” said Mark Fazzini, board chairman. “The board was very impressed with Dr. Atewologun’s background and believes he will enrich our already very qualified administrative staff, serving district residents.”