Gateway names Dr. Chris Rickels as newest dean of Company, IT and Experienced Experiments

Gateway Local community and Complex University has named Dr. Chris Rickels the new dean of Business enterprise, IT and Skilled Studies.

Rickels is a Thomas Extra School graduate, has an M.A. from the College of Toledo, and earned a Ph.D. from the University of Louisville.

Most lately, Rickels was the Affiliate Dean of Arts & Sciences, and an Assistant Professor in Philosophy at Gateway. He 1st joined Gateway in 2015 as a Application Coordinator in Communications, Humanities, and Overseas Language.

Dr. Chris Rickels (Photo from GCTC)

As the Affiliate Dean, Rickels was influential in the advancement of numerous educational pathways that supplied diploma-searching for college students with qualifications that have been seamlessly transferrable to the institution of their selection.

Throughout his tenure, Gateway’s Division of Arts and Sciences developed around 80 academic pathways that led to 4-12 months degrees at Northern Kentucky University, Thomas A lot more College, the College of Cincinnati, Mount Saint Joseph College, and the Cincinnati Faculty of Mortuary Science.

During his time with Gateway, Rickels has also performed a important position in the college’s student achievement and retention costs. Calculations showed that Gateway’s Division of Arts and Sciences attained a retention level of 57% in the Fall 2022 semester (4% larger than the nationwide average for neighborhood schools – according to the National Pupil Clearinghouse).

Rickels’ expertise as an educator incorporates multiple decades as an Adjunct Professor at both equally Thomas A lot more Higher education and Northern Kentucky University.

Rickels is a printed writer with numerous acknowledgments and appearances on tutorial displays and instructional panels. He is an seasoned educator with a sturdy background in management, student good results, and personnel improvement.

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