Cleveland University-Kansas City (CU-KC) has announced the addition of Dr. Gery Hochanadel as vice president of academic affairs. Hochanadel assumed his duties on Oct. 1, bringing more than 35 years of experience in academia to the CU-KC campus. He will direct the academic growth of the university, to include enhancement of the existing educational programs, and exploration and implementation of additional curriculum offerings.
“With Dr. Hochanadel’s depth of experience in higher education, he is well positioned to lead the university forward with its degree program expansion,” said Dr. Carl S. Cleveland III, university president and leader of the university’s 10-year strategic plan. “The expanded degree offerings center on health science and health promotion education, and will be a natural complement to the University’s long standing doctor of chiropractic degree program.”
Hochanadel is enthusiastic about what lies ahead for CU-KC and is anxious to direct the academic future of the institution moving forward. His extensive background in education administration provides a solid foundation for the continued success of the institution.
“It is an exciting opportunity to be a member of Cleveland University-Kansas City, with its rich tradition and history,” Hochanadel said. “And I look forward to being a part of the university’s continued development and success.”
Prior to his arrival at Cleveland, Hochanadel held executive positions at several institutions, most recently serving as provost at Parker University in Dallas, where he provided leadership for the transition of Parker to a comprehensive university. He also served as vice chancellor for academic affairs at Keiser University, where he provided academic oversight for 19 campuses and 77 degree programs and coordinated all institutional and program specific accreditation. His diverse background also includes the presidency of two community colleges in the Midwest, and experience as a dean, program member and faculty member with an extensive background in accreditation.
Hochanadel holds a Ph.D. in Adult and Occupational Education from Kansas State University, and earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Fort Hays State University.