Dr. Carlos Campo

Dr. Carlos Campo

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“The ‘Business’ of Higher Education: The Impact of a Profit-First Mentality in the Halls of Learning”

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Dr. Carlos Campo began his term as the 30th president of Ashland University on June 1, 2015. He also serves as chair of the Alliance for Hispanic Education for the National Hispanic Christian Leadership Conference in Sacramento, Calif. In this role, he works to improve educational outcomes for Hispanic students; coordinates and serves as featured speaker at the Hispanic Education Alliance Summits; advocates for and works with national leaders in immigration reform; and serves as national spokesperson for educational issues within the Hispanic community.

Prior to coming to Ashland, Dr. Campo served as president of Regent University in Virginia Beach, Va. In this role, he oversaw and directed the administration, operations, academic affairs and international initiatives of an academic institution with seven graduate schools, an undergraduate college, online adult degree completion, continuing education and a diverse student body of more than 5,500 students.

In his list of accomplishments, Dr. Campo worked to establish Regent University as the first university in Virginia (and one of 22 nationally) to receive an “A” rating from the Association of College Trustees and Alumni. He also worked to significantly improve the fiscal condition of the University and developed and administered an operational budget with primary fiscal oversight and accountability while achieving record levels for enrollment and fundraising.

Dr. Campo is a four-time recipient of “Who’s Who Among American Teachers” and is also a frequent contributor to a number of national publications.

Dr. Campo received his Ph.D. in English with an emphasis in Drama (“Dissertation of the Year”), his Master of Arts Degree in English (Cum Laude) and his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theater, all from the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, Nevada and is a former VP for the Arthur Miller Society.