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Loyola University New Orleans Announces New Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Loyola press release - March 28, 2017

Dr. David B. Borofsky joins Loyola April 10

Loyola University New Orleans President the Rev. Kevin Wm. Wildes, S.J., Ph.D., announced today that David B. Borofsky, Ed.D., has been named interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. Borofsky has served as president, provost, vice president, and dean at private and public universities, as well as community and career colleges. He is known for his leadership capabilities and brings to Loyola a wealth of experience in new program development, strategic planning, and curricula management, including the expansion of online education.

“Loyola University New Orleans is developing new programs, course work, and platforms as we seek to create offerings that best suit the needs of the 21st-century learner,” Wildes said. “Dr. Borofsky brings to Loyola vast experience in working with faculty to develop cutting-edge new programs. His reputation as a strong and able leader stood out to faculty, staff, and administrators during the interview process. We feel he will do great things at Loyola.”

Borofsky, who received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Springfield College and his doctorate in education from Rutgers University, has worked at seven universities and colleges in various capacities. In these roles, he’s launched multiple new computer science and health care programs, as well as business and industry training; successfully created and gained board of regent approval for three new graduate programs; and created new programs at five colleges and universities. He has worked with four of the six regional accreditation agencies around the U.S., including the Higher Learning Commission, the Northwest Accreditation Commission, Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and the Southern Association Colleges and Schools. He also has national accreditation experience.

Borofsky has worked with elected and appointed trustees and created strong and mutually beneficial relationships with business industry in five states. He also led the creation of long-term strategic plans and new mission and vision statements at three institutions and brings broad experience in fundraising and grant development.

His career has included leadership positions at Hodges University in Naples, Fla.; Dakota State University in Madison, S. D.; Westwood College in Denver; Bates Technical College in Tacoma, Wash., Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs, Colo; and Northampton Community College in Bethlehem, Pa. Often, he has managed programs and academic affairs at multiple campuses, in as many as seven locations.

In his most recent position as interim president of Hodges University, Dr. Borofsky led an enrollment turnaround effort, helping the university to exceed enrollment goals while developing the university’s brand, increasing student retention, and reinstituting a culture of pride. He also managed a budget of $40 million and helped to develop a first-of-its-kind university diversity and inclusion program. Borofsky significantly expanded competency-based online learning programs, making Hodges the only public or private university in the state of Florida with full programs online in competency-based delivery format.

“Loyola University New Orleans has a wonderful mission and cares deeply about the success of its students,” Borofsky said. “I am excited to be joining its family and look forward to listening to and working with all faculty, staff, and students. As a team, we will achieve even greater success.”

Borofsky joins Loyola on April 10.