Vice President for Academic Affairs returning to the Minot State classroom
Gary Rabe, the Minot State University vice president for academic affairs, will be stepping down to return to the MSU classroom.
With full support from President David Fuller, Rabe made this decision recently in order to dedicate more time to other scholarly goals and have more flexibility in his schedule to spend with family.
"Five years ago, the potential growth and direction of this university was at a critical early stage, and that is a process that I wanted to be involved with," said Rabe. "Having served as vice president for academic affairs since 2005, I feel like Iíve been a part of some exciting changes at Minot State. Now is a good time to go back to teaching. This change will also allow me to enjoy more time with my children as they grow up."
"Dr. Rabe has provided this university with great leadership and introduced bold initiatives to help us accomplish many of our Vision 2013 goals," said Fuller. "His work in the Foundations of Excellence, the Center for Engaged Teaching and Learning, the Higher Learning Commission review, as well as driving the discussion of the future of general education at Minot State and getting approval and institutional support for faculty sabbaticals has been amazing. It will be tough to replace someone like him, yet weíre glad to see him resume a position within the Department of Criminal Justice and return to teaching here at Minot State."
Fuller said he will begin the process soon in communicating with Rabeís direct reports, university deans, Faculty Senate and other campus groups to determine a timeline for finding a replacement. Rabe said he will work to ensure a smooth transition for the next vice president for academic affairs.
Rabe earned a bachelorís degree in criminal justice from Minot State in 1987, a masterís degree in criminology and corrections from Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas, and a doctorate in criminology from the University Delaware, Newark. He has been employed with the university since 1993 and his professional experience includes being executive director of the Rural Crime and Justice Center, department chair and associate professor of criminal justice, interim dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, director of the Rural Law Enforcement Education Project and executive director of the Rural Crime and Justice Center from 2001 until 2005.