NAPLES FL. — Officials at Hodges University have named Dr. Kim Edward Spezio to be the school's Provost, effective immediately. On July 1, 2013, he will succeed current Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Jeanette Brock, who will become president of the institution on that date..
Formerly Dean of Adult and Graduate Education at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Dr. Spiezio brings over 25 years of faculty and administrative experience in higher education to Hodges. He has held such positions as Associate Vice President of Adult Education, Founding Dean of Adult and Graduate Education, Department Chair, Executive Academic Director for a national grant, as well as faculty positions as professor, associate professor, assistant professor and visiting professor.
Dr. Spezio holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from University Center at Binghamton, State University of New York, with concentrations in World Politics and Public Policy Analysis.
About Hodges University
Hodges University, founded in 1990, has emerged as one of Florida’s leading institutions of higher learning. In addition to the main campuses in Naples and Fort Myers, Hodges offers courses at several learning sites, including Immokalee, Pasco-Hernando Community College, South Florida State College and Florida Keys Community College. The mission of Hodges University is to offer Associate, Baccalaureate and Graduate degrees as well as other programs which enhance the ability of students to achieve personal and professional objectives. In addition to offering courses in 18 professional disciplines and its comprehensive English as a Second Language Program, Hodges University fulfills educational and personal enrichment needs for area seniors through facilitation of the Frances Pew Hayes Center for Lifelong Learning. For more information, call 239-513-1122 or visit us online at www.hodges.edu.