Crowder College announces Vice President of Academic Affairs

Dr. Andrew Nwanne

Neosho, MO – Crowder College President, Dr. Katricia Pierson, announced Dr. Andrew Nwanne, has been named Vice President of Academic Affairs. Dr. Nwanne will begin working his new position June 16, 2023.

Dr. Nwanne was selected as one of three finalists who interviewed on campus with various employee groups. His experience with community colleges and Higher Learning Commission should bring a wealth of knowledge to the college.

“We are thrilled Dr. Nwanne is joining the Crowder College family,” stated Dr. Pierson. “His breadth of knowledge and depth of experience at community colleges will be an asset to Crowder. We look forward to the advancements we know will come with his leadership of academic affairs.”

“I am honored to join Crowder College,” said Dr. Nwanne. “I look forward to working with faculty and staff in their continuing services to students and stakeholders.”

The selection committee, represented by senior faculty member Latonia Bailey, commented, “”Dr. Nwanne was chosen among the 20-plus candidates resulting from a nation-wide search due to his vast experience in accreditation, enrollment growth, and higher education leadership at community colleges,” said Bailey. “His credentials will help guide Crowder’s future and help us to meet the needs of students moving forward.”

Currently, Dr. Chett Daniel has filled the position. He will transition to the position of Associate Vice President of Workforce and Innovations once Dr. Nwanne gets started.