Dr. Harold Nolte, Blinn College district president, has appointed Dr. Greg Phillips to be the College’s dean of instructional administration effective immediately.
Phillips will facilitate the development of new associate and certificate awards within the College’s academic and technical education programs. In his role advising other deans and faculty in curriculum development, he will ensure compliance of all curricula with Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and Southern Association of Colleges and Schools guidelines.
Phillips will also direct the College’s activities under the Carl D. Perkins Grant and oversee the College’s Service Learning Program, which combines community service with classroom instruction or student club activities, focusing on critical, reflective thinking and civic responsibility to engage students. Service Learning involves students in activities that address local needs while developing their academic or professional skills and commitment to their community. Since 2004, Blinn students have documented more than 372,000 hours of community service valued at more than $7.1 million by the Points of Light Foundation.
Under Phillips’ leadership as Service Learning director from 2003-14, Blinn received the prestigious Carnegie Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching. That honor places Blinn among the top five percent of colleges and universities in the nation in terms of documented public service.
Blinn has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest accolade an educational institution can receive from the federal government for its commitment to service and civic engagement, five of the last seven years.
Phillips will also direct Blinn’s Dual Credit Program, which allows high school students to take college courses for both high school and collegiate credit.
Phillips was named to the Blinn Hall of Honor in 2012, won the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development Teaching Excellence Award in 2008 and was named Blinn’s Teaching Excellence Award winner in 2000.
Prior to being named dean of instructional administration, Phillips served as Blinn’s dean of Science, Engineering and Mathematics. Dr. John Beaver will serve as interim dean as the College begins its search for a replacement.
Blinn enrolled 18,413 students this Fall and has experienced 31.1 percent growth since 2006. Founded in 1883, the College’s tuition and fees average about one-third the cost of the same classes at most four-year public universities in the state. In addition to its campuses in Brenham, Bryan, Schulenburg and Sealy, the College teaches online courses, dual credit for high school and prepares students for quick employment through its career and technical certification programs.
Registration is currently open for Blinn’s Summer I, Summer II and Fall semesters. For enrollment information and to learn about financial aid opportunities, visit: www.blinn.edu.