John Roberson named Campbell Dean of Extended Programs

BUIES CREEK – Campbell University President Dr. Jerry M. Wallace announced the appointment of Dr. John Roberson as the Dean of Extended Programs Tuesday.

The deanship is a new initiative for Campbell University and is intended to bring increased emphasis to the University’s extended campus and distance learning initiatives.

“We are pleased that Dr. Roberson will be guiding the University’s extended programs,” Wallace said. “He brings to the position a broad knowledge of higher education and years of demonstrated expertise within Campbell’s church-related context. We could not be more pleased for him or for the University.” 

Roberson is a 1980 alumnus of Campbell and a 1983 graduate from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity Degree. In 1997, he earned his Doctor of Education in Higher Education Administration from North Carolina State University.

From 1989 to 1996 he served Campbell University as an Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations, but stepped away for a few years (1997-2005) to serve as an executive with the North Carolina Baptist State Convention. He returned to Campbell in 2005 as the Vice President for Marketing and Planning and most recently has served as the Vice President for Enrollment Management and Assistant to the President. 

“An impressive and distinguishing mark of Dr. Roberson’s tenure at Campbell is his conscientious resolve to make programs and operations even better,” said Dr. Dwaine Greene, the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. “Wrapping his creative understanding of educational opportunities is a package of clear administrative skill. We look forward to working with him in his new role.”

Roberson acknowledged the tremendous opportunity before him as Dean of Extended Programs, saying, “For years, Campbell has provided excellent educational opportunities to students at extended locations and through distance education. So I am encouraged to know that this new endeavor will launch from a solid foundation of strength. Now it will be exciting to be a part of the University’s increased commitment to extended programs and on-line education.”

Roberson is a devoted husband and father. His wife, Wendy, is a teacher in the Harnett County Public School System. His daughter, Sarah, is a senior at Harnett Central High School. The Robersons are members of the Memorial Baptist Church in Buies Creek. 

Roberson will assume his new duties on April 1.