Augustine O. Agho was selected as the next provost and vice president for academic affairs at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. He will take office on June 1, 2016. Currently, Dr. Agho serves as dean of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Indiana University. Earlier in his career he served as dean at the University of Michigan-Flint and at Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis.
John R. Broderick, president of Old Dominion University, stated that “I am thrilled to welcome a scholar and research leader of Dr. Agho’s caliber to Old Dominion. His background as an educator and a developer of academic programs is truly exceptional, as is his commitment as an administrator to student success and campus diversity and inclusion.”
In accepting the appointment, Dr. Agho said “it is a profound honor to be appointed as the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Old Dominion University. What made this position most attractive to me is ODU’s long-standing commitment to academic excellence, cutting-edge global research, online education, student success, diversity, and community engagement. I look forward to serving ODU and joining President Broderick and campus leadership to elevate the scholarly work of our faculty, advance the success of our students, and enhance the economic vitality of the Hampton Roads region.”
Dr. Agho is a graduate of Alaska Pacific University in Anchorage, where he majored in management science. He holds a master’s degree in health administration from Governors State University in University Park, Illinois, and a Ph.D. in hospital and health administration from the University of Iowa.