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Sojka Named Dean at UC Clermont College


The appointment of Gregory Sojka as UC Clermont College dean begins July 1, 2010.

Date: 5/19/2010 12:00:00 AM
By: Mae Hanna
Phone: (513) 732-5332

UC ingot   Gregory S. Sojka, PhD, has been named the dean of UC Clermont College effective July 1, 2010. Anthony J. Perzigian, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost, announced this appointment, pending approval by UC’s Board of Trustees on May 25.
Gregory S. Sojka, PhD
Gregory S. Sojka, PhD

 
 
“We have identified an outstanding and experienced leader for Clermont College. Dr. Sojka joins UC at an exciting juncture as we strive to play an expanding leadership role in the University System of Ohio. He will lead a vibrant college committed to academic excellence and community engagement. The search committee was impressed with his administrative accomplishments and his commitment to ensuring an even brighter future for the college and all of its stakeholders,” said Perzigian.
 
“I look forward to advancing the regional and national standing of Clermont College by working with the faculty and staff to meet growing student demand as well as the needs of the local community," said Sojka.
 
Sojka has held administrative and faculty positions at Wichita State University, the University of Wyoming, Casper College Center, and Lewis-Clark State College, Lewiston, Idaho. He moved to the University of Rio Grande, Rio Grande, Ohio, where he served as provost and vice president for academic affairs from 1994-2006 and president from 2006-2008.
 
Sojka earned his bachelor of arts in secondary English education at State University of New York, Fredonia and completed his master of arts in English and PhD in American Literature at Indiana University. 
 
The search committee chaired by Dean Andrea Lindell was impressed with Sojka's impressive academic and administrative accomplishments. During his service as provost and later as president at the University of Rio Grande, he compiled a distinguished record in the areas of fundraising, strategic planning, academic program development, enrollment management, collegiate re-structuring and semester conversion. 
 
“He brings a wide-range of accomplishments, experiences and qualities to lead UC Clermont College as we seek to expand our leadership role in the University System of Ohio and in the economic and educational advancement of Clermont County,” said Perzigian.   
 
Sojka and his wife Jane, a marketing professor at Ohio University’s College of Business, have three grown children- Laura, Ann and Joan. The Sojkas will be relocating to Clermont County this summer.