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A 30-year veteran named Lynn University’s vice president for academic affairs
Published Jan. 04, 2012
Gregg Cox was recently named Lynn University’s vice president for academic affairs after more than 30 years of service at the school in a variety of roles—most recently as the interim vice president for academic affairs.
“I am excited to announce that Dr. Gregg Cox has been officially appointed Lynn University’s vice president for academic affairs. After more than five months of serving as the interim vice president, it was decided that Dr. Cox was the perfect fit for this position, and this decision was strongly and unanimously supported by all of the university deans and the Board of Trustees,” Lynn University President Kevin M. Ross said when he informed the Lynn community of Cox’s appointment.
When he first joined the university in 1981, he was an instructor of mathematics and computer science. In the past decade, he has filled the positions of dean of the then College of Arts and Sciences, dean of the Donald E. and Helen L. Ross College of Education, and most recently, academic dean.
His long tenure also included helping develop and launch Lynn’s innovative core curriculum, the Dialogues of Learning. The core was praised last February by one of higher education’s most prestigious national trade publications, Inside Higher Ed, in the article “Ramping Up Rigor” which held Lynn's new core curriculum up as shining example of how colleges and universities can increase the rigor of their academic offerings.
“I’m thrilled and honored to be given this opportunity to continue the good work we have put into our curriculum, and I’m looking forward helping realize our goals as Lynn continues to pursue its strategic goals,” Cox said.
Gregg Cox has held a number of roles at Lynn University during his tenure including math professor, golf coach and dean. Specifically, he has been a mathematics and computer science instructor, mathematics department chair, dean of freshmen, women’s golf coach, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and acting dean of the College of Education.
Cox, a resident of Lake Worth, Fla., earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of Florida. He continued his education at Florida Atlantic University earning a Master’s of Education, Education Specialist certificate and Doctor of Education. Cox is available to speak about Lynn’s innovative curriculum, the state of higher education in Florida and the nation, changes at Lynn (academic and historical), application of math to everyday life and making math fun.