Dr. Dana Cook Baer has been named provost of Waynesburg University, the University announced today. In her role, she will serve as the chief academic officer of the University as well as a member of the senior administrative team.
“Dr. Baer has served the University for nearly 20 years as a professor, department chair and assistant provost,” said Waynesburg University President Douglas G. Lee. “She brings a wealth of institutional knowledge and experience to this position.”
Dr. Baer joined the University fulltime as a professor of criminal justice administration in 1998. Previously, she has served the University in various roles, including interim provost, Chair of the Department of Criminal Justice Administration, interim chair of the departments of business administration as well as English and foreign languages, assistant provost for first-year studies and dean of undergraduate studies.
In these faculty and administrative roles, she has managed budgets, curriculum, advising and assessment, as well as student and personnel issues. She also has experience in working with external accrediting organizations and institutional policy development.
“The long-standing history of success of Waynesburg University is attributable to an exceedingly talented and selfless team of faculty and staff members, administrators, board members and students who are committed to learning and serving for the glory of God,” Dr. Baer said. “I have been blessed to be a part of this team for many years. Now, I am honored to serve the campus community in this new role.”
Prior to her career in higher education, Dr. Baer was a partner in the law firm of Marriner & Crumrine. She also served as law clerk for the Honorable Thomas D. Gladden, P.J., Court of Common Pleas of Washington County, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Baer received the University’s Lucas Hathaway Teaching Excellence and Campus Leadership Award in 2000, and in 2005, The National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution named her the recipient of the Law Enforcement Commendation Medal.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from Washington & Jefferson College and a Juris Doctorate from the DePaul University College of Law.
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Ashley Wise, Assistant Director of University Relations
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