St. Catharine names new head of academic affairs

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SPRINGFIELD, Ky. — Dr. Cindy Gnadinger has been named vice president for academic affairs at St. Catharine College, college President William Huston announced earlier this month.

Gnadinger began her new job at St. Catharine June 16 after serving as president for academic affairs at William Peace University in Raleigh, N.C., and as an assistant vice president for academic affairs at Bellarmine University. She will work with Dr. Don Giles, the man she is succeeding, during a transition phase, Huston said in a news release from the college.

The college president said Gnadinger was one of nearly 40 applicants for the position and one of three people brought to the campus for an interview.

“We’re fortunate to attract someone primarily from our area and from an Association of Independent Kentucky Colleges and Universities institution,” Huston said.

He added that he was pleased with Gnadinger’s experience with institutions that have witnessed growth in the last several years, and noted that Gnadinger’s experience in new program development will be a benefit to the anticipated growth at St. Catharine College.

While at Bellarmine, the news release said, Gnadinger led the development of four new graduate degree programs, coordinated formal outreach initiatives to community agencies and established the Bellarmine Center for Teaching, Excellence and Leadership.

Gnadinger is also a Fulbright Scholar with research interests that include the teaching and learning process in grades one to 12 and in higher education settings.

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