Dr. Barbara V. Andrews, Core Faculty and Program Director of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program at Antioch University New England, will be the campus’s Interim Provost and CEO, Iris Weisman, EdD, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and University Provost, announced today.
Andrews, whose appointment takes effect August 14, brings many dimensions to the role.
Weisman said, “Barb’s experience, accomplishments, and values make her a perfect fit for the role of interim provost,” who will work in close partnership with the Vice Chancellor to provide leadership for the campus and University.
“Her talent for innovation, strategic mindset, strong values, and commitment to our community will serve us well. I am confident that Barb has the experience and vision to work collaboratively across the campus and University to help us achieve our goal of becoming a national networked university.”
Weisman also announced that Andrews’ position as Program Director of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program will be filled by Dr. Cathy Lounsbury and Dr. Amy Morrison, who will act as co-directors of the program this year.
Andrews will succeed Melinda Treadwell, who first joined AUNE as Vice President of Academic Affairs in 2013.
Andrews received her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from the University of Northern Colorado in 2004. She then served as core faculty at AUNE for one year, before returning to Colorado and serving as tenured faculty and assistant/associate chair of the Department of Counselor Education at Adams State College. Dr. Andrews returned to Antioch University New England in 2012 as core faculty and Clinical Mental Health Counseling program director. In addition to her core faculty role, she has served as associate chair of the Applied Psychology department, University Academic Council faculty representative, CACREP Liaison to the CMHC programs, and academic advisor. Dr. Andrews also has administrative experiences as the Dean of Student Development at Green Mountain College in Vermont and Associate Director of Counseling Services at Dickinson College in Pennsylvania.
Andrews wrote, “As an active member of the Antioch community, I am passionate about our campus, our community, and working within this role to further support AUNE and the greater Antioch University at a time when we are in the midst of significant change.”
Andrews’ tenure as Program Director of the Clinical Mental Health Counseling program included the launch of the University’s first low-residency and online Clinical Mental Health Counseling Master’s degree. She was active in all aspects of this initiative, including curriculum development and program design to transform and expand the on-campus degree program into the new delivery model.
“I truly value the spirit, innovation and dedication of our faculty and campus community and sought this role to further support endeavors that will move us forward in ways that build on our unique attributes, while strengthening university-wide collaboration.”