Alverno College Appoints Joseph Foy as New Vice President of Academic Affairs
President Andrea Lee, IHM, has appointed Joseph Foy, Ph.D., vice president for Academic Affairs. Foy, who is currently dean of the College of Arts, Sciences and Letters at Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wis., begins his appointment April 15.
“Joe brings an array of impressive experience to Alverno, including a sustained interest in excellent teaching, a career-long commitment to transformational education and a wonderfully collaborative way of working,” Lee said. “His keen appreciation for the role of faculty development in teaching excellence and for the centrality of our students in our work as a Catholic, Franciscan college is evident.”
“I am thrilled to join the Alverno community and to offer my experience, commitment to student-centered and values-based education, and great respect for the Alverno mission to bear on the important work ahead,” said Foy, an associate professor of Cultural, Media and Gender Studies. “Producing graduates who go on to become leaders within their fields and in their communities, Alverno represents the very best of a private liberal arts education.”
At Alverno, Foy will serve as the college’s chief academic officer, working to implement its strategic plan, aimed at enrollment growth in market-driven programs that meet the workforce needs of southeastern Wisconsin. Additionally, Foy will collaborate with the college’s leadership team and faculty, who are deeply committed to experiential learning, collaborative teaching and educating a highly diverse student body of virtually every demographic. Alverno is Wisconsin’s first Hispanic-Serving Institution.