According to a press release, the University of Dubuque is poised to enter a new era of leadership with the appointment of Dr. Travis L. Frampton as its 12th president. After an extensive national search, the university's Board of Trustees announced the selection of Dr. Frampton to succeed Rev. Jeffrey F. Bullock, who has served as president for an impressive 25 years.

Travis L. Frampton, PhD, 12th President of the University of Dubuque.
Travis L. Frampton, PhD, 12th President of the University of Dubuque.

Dr. Frampton brings a wealth of experience to his new role, having served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Schreiner University in Texas. His tenure at Schreiner saw him spearhead numerous initiatives aimed at enhancing the academic landscape, from creating innovative learning ecosystems to fostering mission-critical co-curricular programs. His dedication to academic excellence and student success is evident, making him a fitting choice to lead the University of Dubuque into the future.

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In accepting the position, Dr. Frampton expressed his gratitude and honor at being selected to serve as the university's next president. He highlighted the rich history and strong commitment to education that the University of Dubuque embodies, dating back to its founding in 1852. Dr. Frampton also acknowledged the challenges facing higher education institutions today but expressed his optimism about propelling UD's mission forward at local, state, and national levels.

“The University of Dubuque has such a rich history of educating and serving students since 1852. Over the past few decades, it has positioned itself as a leader in higher education, remaining committed to its mission of preparing students for service to the church and the world. I am overwhelmed with gratitude and consider it a great honor to be able to serve as the next president of the University of Dubuque. I appreciate the hospitality that members of the search committee, the board, and the cabinet already have shown me and my family, and I look forward to getting to know the faculty and staff of UD as we work together to serve the needs of our students and the surrounding community of Dubuque. The challenges facing colleges and universities in America are not getting easier. As president, I look forward to propelling UD’s mission forward by extending the reach and scope of our university’s work in meaningful ways at the local, state, and national levels."

-Dr. Travis L. Frampton, 12th President of the University of Dubuque

The transition of leadership from President Bullock to Dr. Frampton promises to be a smooth one, with Bullock offering his support and expertise during the onboarding process. His endorsement of Dr. Frampton speaks volumes about the confidence placed in the incoming president to lead the university with intelligence, kindness, and faithfulness.

As Dr. Frampton prepares to assume his new role on June 1st, 2024, the University of Dubuque community eagerly anticipates the positive impact he will undoubtedly make. With his vision and leadership, coupled with the support of the university's dedicated faculty, staff, and students, UD is poised to continue its legacy of excellence in higher education for years to come.

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