Gail L. Summer Appointed Vice President of Academic Affairs
After serving as interim VPAA for a year, Dr. Gail L. Summer took over the official reins of the position at the first of 2014. As the chief academic officer, she will serve Ferrum College with direct oversight of the three school deans (Arts & Humanities, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Social Sciences and Professional Studies), the dean of academic planning and programs, the directors of the Academic Resource Center, the Library, the Honors Program, Institutional Effectiveness, and the Registrar.
Summer came to Ferrum College in 2008 from Lenoir-Rhyne College to perform the duties of dean of academic planning and programs. Along with public school teaching experience, she is a tenured full professor with over 25 years of experience in higher education. She holds a B.S. from Indiana University, an M.Ed. from the University of South Carolina, and an Ed.D. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.