For the past 17 years, Cal Lutheran University has placed among the top 20 universities in the West. Recently, the U.S. News and World Report ranked CLU #18 in its 2012 list of Western Regional Universities. Managing CLU’s vision, and continuing the institution’s success is President, Chris Kimball.
Well known in academic circles, and a widely published author and speaker on academic affairs, Kimball became the seventh president of CLU on April 1st 2008 and continues to help CLU reach its academic goals. In addition to his role as president, Kimball, Ph.D in Early American History, has also held various positions at CLU, including Provost, and VP of academic affairs.
In En.joy’s sit down with CLU’s seventh President, Kimball discusses his work experience in academia, how he implements his strategic plan, being the public face of an academic institution, and reaching institutional goals during troubled economic times. Kimball also examines the ever changing educational landscape, and experience to consider before making the move into graduate school.