Dr. Teri VonHandorf assumes role as Vice President for Academic Affairs at Gateway

Gateway Community and Technical College is pleased to announce Dr. Teri VonHandorf will begin her new role as vice president for academic affairs effective today.

Dr. VonHandorf is recognized expert in the area of developmental education, has led the effort to increase pathways between Gateway and four-year institutions and has provided leadership at Gateway for 13 years, said Dr. G. Edward Hughes Gateway President/CEO. I am looking forward to the vision she will bring to academic affairs as she serves our students in this new role.

As associate provost for academic affairs, Dr. VonHandorf successfully led initiatives to redesign developmental education, improve the course scheduling process and expand dual credit opportunities. She has served on numerous academic committees with Kentucky Community and Technical College System (KCTCS) and oversees academic programming for the General Education, Developmental Education and Protective and Professional Services Divisions. Prior to this position, she served Gateway as the division chair of Interdisciplinary Studies and assistant professor of developmental mathematics.

I am beyond excited to serve Gateway as the vice president of academic affairs, said Dr. Teri VonHandorf. I have witnessed tremendous growth and transformation in my tenure at Gateway. Im looking forward to working with our five new academic deans and the dean of enrollment services to serve current and future students, and the needs of our community. It is a very exciting time to be part of Gateway, and I am honored to serve in this leadership capacity.

Dr. VonHandorf holds an Ed. D. in Educational Leadership from Northern Kentucky University (NKU), a Developmental Education Certification from Appalachian State University, and a Master of Arts in Education and Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education, both from NKU.

Dr. VonHandorfs position will replace the role of provost previously held by Sister Margaret Stallmeyer, as she retires.

Under Dr. VonHandorfs leadership are six deans who will also assume leadership within academic affairs today.

Dr. Susan SantosDean of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Amy CarrinoDean of Business, IT and Professional Studies

Andre WashingtonDean of Enrollment Services

Amber CarterDean of Health Professions

Dee WrightDean of Manufacturing and Engineering

Sam CollierDean of Transportation Technologies