Hawkeye Announces New Vice President of Academic Affairs

By: Public Relations and Marketing
Date Published: Thursday, August 04, 2011
Dr. Sam Dosumu

WATERLOO—Hawkeye Community College’s president, Dr. Linda Allen, has named Dr. Sam Dosumu as the new Vice President of Academic Affairs. Dr. Dosumu will begin his duties later in August. This position opened when Dr. Allen accepted the position of president at the College.

Dr. Allen stated, “Dr. Dosumu has outstanding academic credentials and brings two decades of experience in higher education ranging from classroom instruction to executive leadership. I believe we have the best possible candidate to serve as Hawkeye’s Vice President of Academic Affairs.”

Dr. Dosumu said, "I am delighted to come to Hawkeye as the college prepares for the next phase of growth and advancement and to be a member of the leadership team. After spending a good amount of time with Dr. Allen and the executive team, I am convinced that Hawkeye is the place for me."

He has more than 20 years in various facets of higher education, from classroom instruction to executive leadership. Prior to his career in higher education, he spent four years in the corporate sector as an Information Systems executive. He possesses strong academic affairs and enrollment management experience in higher education. His strength is in technology and how it enables an organization to meet its goals and mission.

Dr. Dosumu served as the Vice President of Instructional Services at Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College (Asheville, NC) from 2008-2011. Prior to working in North Carolina, he was the Dean of Business and Technology at San Juan College in Farmington, New Mexico. At San Juan College, he supervised all credit Business and Technology programs, and for a short while, supervised the Business and Industry activities, and the Small Business Development Center. He collaborated with the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe (Towaoc, CO) and the Jicarilla Apache Tribe (Chama, NM) to offer Office Administration classes at their sites to enable tribal members to earn credentials in the field.

He served as the Senior Academic Director of the graduate program in Computer Information Systems at the University College at University of Denver (Denver, CO) from 2000-2002. Prior to that, he worked for the Colorado Community College System (Denver, CO), where he was responsible for continued implementation of the Core Curriculum Agreement between the community colleges and the four-year institutions in the state. He was a professor of Computer Information Systems (CIS) at Front Range Community College (Westminster, CO).

Dr. Dosumu has a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Innovation from the University of Colorado (Denver, CO); an M.B.A. in Information Systems from Regis University (Denver, CO) and a Bachelor’s of Science in Mathematics and Computer Science from Xavier University (New Orleans, LA). He has published numerous works on non-traditional adult learning and distance education.