Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) has announced that Dr. Cheryl Carpenter-Davis, dean of Cleveland’s College of Health Sciences, has been named vice president of academic affairs. She assumed her new position in early February, and will work in both capacities until a new academic dean is in place. In her new role, Carpenter-Davis will provide academic direction for both the College of Health Sciences, and the College of Chiropractic.
“Dr. Carpenter-Davis brings depth and experience in higher education as an administrator, accreditation subject matter expert, and as a faculty member,” Dr. Carl S. Cleveland III, university president, said. “She has a vast amount of experience in the accreditation process, specifically related to assessment and peer review. A review of her resume demonstrates an impressive list of publications, her dedication to research and nearly three decades of experience in post-secondary education.”
Carpenter-Davis joined CUKC in Oct. 2016, after a lengthy tenure at Metropolitan Community College (MCC) in Kansas City. While at MCC, she served in several different roles, concluding as the dean of instruction for MCC’s Penn Valley Campus. Since her arrival at CUKC, she has guided the launch of two new degree programs in the health sciences, an A.A.S. in Radiologic Technology and an A.A.S. in Occupational Therapy Assistant. She will continue to foster the growth of those programs as well as the others in the health sciences and also the Doctor of Chiropractic degree program.
“It is an honor to serve as the Vice President of Academic Affairs at Cleveland University-Kansas City,” Carpenter-Davis said. “We are located and positioned to serve the growing health care education needs of our community and our state, and working to fulfill those needs will be a major part of this new role at the University.”
Carpenter-Davis holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees from MidAmerica Nazarene University, and an Ed.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Missouri.