Roberson named executive assistant to the president

BUIES CREEK, North Carolina – Dr. John Roberson, an experienced university administrator serving currently as dean of Adult & Online Education at Campbell University, has been named executive assistant to the president at Campbell University, effective Feb. 1, 2016.

Roberson will return to Campbell’s senior administration team providing leadership and coordination for operations and special projects in the President’s Office, assisting the president in carrying out the mission of the university, and serving as the president’s liaison to a number of external and internal constituencies.

“I’m delighted to welcome Dr. Roberson back into the university’s senior administration and to the cabinet’s table. He brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and organizational skills to the position, with connections to a wide range of Campbell’s constituents,” said President J. Bradley Creed. “He has sterling credentials, is a proven leader, and will play a major role in shaping Campbell’s future.”

“The majority of my professional career has been invested in serving my undergraduate alma mater. For almost two and one-half decades my energies have been invested in a wide array of offices. However, this new opportunity opens another exciting chapter in my journey,” Roberson said. “I am thrilled to have an opportunity to work so closely with President Creed.”

Roberson is a 1980 alumnus of Campbell and a 1983 graduate from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. 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 assistant vice president for alumni relations and assistant to the president, but stepped away from 1997-2005 to serve as an executive with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina. He returned to Campbell in 2005 as the vice president for marketing and planning, in 2008 was named vice president for enrollment management and marketing, and in 2011 was tapped to be vice president for enrollment management and assistant to the president. In 2013, Roberson was named as the dean of Adult & Online Education.

As dean of Adult & Online Education, he has brought new emphasis to nontraditional student education, expanded the portfolio of degree programs to meet demands from the growing population of nontraditional students, and launched the university’s virtual campus – Campbell University Online. Campbell University Online opened its “doors” in January 2014 with an enrollment of 24 students, and in two years has grown to an enrollment of nearly 350 students.

In addition to being a highly qualified and experienced higher education professional, Roberson is also a devoted husband and father. His wife Wendy is a 1984 graduate of Campbell and a teacher in the Harnett County Public School System. Following the family legacy, their daughter, Sarah, is a junior at Campbell University pursuing the Bachelor of Business Administration. The Robersons are members of the Memorial Baptist Church in Buies Creek.

In addition to Roberson’s role and title change, Dr. Britt J. Davis, vice president for institutional advancement, has been named senior advisor to the president in addition to his current role. In this capacity, he will work with the president and senior leaders on selected strategic issues and serve as a special advisor to the president on key matters related to the university.