Colorado Christian University
Colorado Christian University

News: Dr. Black Named Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs

Dr. Janet Black Named Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs for CUS

Colorado Christian University President Donald W. Sweeting today announced that Dr. Janet Black, long-time professor of English and co-chair of the English department at CCU, has been named assistant vice president for Academic Affairs in the College of Undergraduate Studies.

"Dr. Black has an extensive history with Colorado Christian University and an outstanding record of accomplishments throughout her service in CCU's English department," said Sweeting. "She is a gifted academic, with numerous scholarly publications to her credit, as well as authorship of our own University history, Colorado Christian University: The First 100 Years, which was published in 2014 to celebrate CCU's centennial anniversary. Dr. Black's experience in academic leadership, together with her contextual insights, make her uniquely qualified for this position."

Dr. Black, who will assume her new role on July 1, 2018, has served on the faculty of CCU since 2002. She received a doctorate in English from the University of Denver, a master's degree in English from Bucknell University, a bachelor's degree in Religion from Eastern College (PA), and a diploma in Foreign Missions from Moody Bible Institute. In addition to serving as professor of English, she has held numerous roles on various faculty committees and University councils focused on curriculum and standards, student assessment, and strategic planning.

In 2012, Dr. Black was named a Fulbright Scholar by the U.S. Department of State, with an appointment in Uganda for the academic year. She served at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda, where she taught a full-time faculty credit load each semester, completed faculty committee work, and conducted research on African voices in world literature. She was later invited to train new Fulbright Scholars in the Sub-Saharan Region.

In her new role as assistant vice president at CCU, Dr. Black will assist in all areas of academic administration, including accreditation, evaluation of existing and new programs, faculty development and engagement, global connectivity, faculty and student scholarship, and raising the profile of the College of Undergraduate Studies, among other matters. She will also continue to teach a part-time faculty credit load.

Dr. Black and her husband Ed, an ordained minister serving in an ECO (Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians) congregation, reside in Lakewood.