Dr. Todd Shields picked as new Arkansas State University

Arkansas Condition College on Monday (July 11) picked Dr. Todd Shields as its new Jonesboro campus chancellor. Shields, who has served as the dean of the College of Arkansas’s Fulbright College or university of Arts and Sciences since 2014, will start off his new work Aug. 15. He is slated to make $450,000 per year, ASU President Chuck Welch stated.

He was one of 4 finalists for the situation. He will switch previous ASU Chancellor Kelly Damphousse who remaining after his phrase was accomplished on June 30 to become the president of Texas Condition College.

“I consider that the employing of Todd Shields will establish to be a actually transformational moment for our college,” Welch reported. “He has an extraordinary monitor document in fostering pupil good results, securing external cash, and handling large, complicated educational units. These experiences, blended with his solid standing and connections statewide, are specifically why the Chancellor Research Advisory Committee recommended his selecting to me. Dr. Shields outlined an fascinating eyesight for our college in regions of neighborhood engagement and progress, fundraising, academic programming and study. His energy and enthusiasm are contagious, and I can not hold out for our university group to get to know Todd and Karen.”

Shields’ tutorial administrative experience spans from department chair to investigate facilities and from deanships of personal faculties to divisions touching all corners of the university. His two most modern academic appointments, dean of the Graduate College and Intercontinental Schooling (GSIE) and dean of the Fulbright University of Arts and Sciences, illustrate his management power.

Dr. Todd Shields.

“I am honored and thrilled to acknowledge the place of chancellor at Arkansas Point out University. Just after conversing with pupils, faculty, personnel, alumni, and community associates, the possibilities at Arkansas Point out are clear and fascinating,” Shields stated. “My spouse and children and I are deeply dedicated to the mission of Arkansas Condition, and we couldn’t be extra psyched to be a section of the A-Point out household. Immediately after observing the lots of options, new associations, and probable partnerships in Jonesboro, Northeast Arkansas, and across the university, we are keen to aid provide the campus, the local community, extend collaborations, and help Arkansas Point out College expand into an even brighter long run. My wife and I are deeply honored to join the Crimson Wolves.”

Fulbright School is the greatest university at UA, and contains some of the institution’s hallmark plans. Handling $80 million in normal price range money moreover a research finances of somewhere around $18 million, Shields oversaw additional than 650 whole-time college and instructors and much more than 700 training and research assistants as the Fulbright dean.

A person of Shields’ contributions to UA was the development of a Faculty of Artwork inside of the college or university, bolstered by important endowment items to fund building of a new campus room that serves as a partnership with the city of Fayetteville. A $120 million gift from the Walton Household Charitable Aid Foundation founded the Faculty of Art, followed by $70 million overall in guidance from the Windgate Basis for the 154,600-square-foot Windgate Studio + Design and style Heart to anchor a new art district redevelopment south of the campus main on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. He also secured $90 million in software and tools items to programs in the course of the Fulbright College.

Shields was concerned in the creation of the Diane D. Blair Center of Southern Politics and Society, serving as the founding director of the interdisciplinary investigation centre. Building on his prior knowledge as the associate director of the Fulbright Institute of Intercontinental Relations, the Blair Center became an founded resource for programing, curriculum, analysis and polling for the state and location. Shields followed his time as office chair and Blair Centre director with a calendar year as the affiliate dean of the President William Jefferson Clinton College of Public Service in Minor Rock.

He started his academic job as an assistant professor in political science at Arkansas in 1994 and was promoted to affiliate professor in 1999. He joined the Fulbright Institute as its associate director in 2000, and in 2005 became a full professor in political science. For seven several years, he also concurrently chaired the political science department at UA.

Concurrent with his time at the Clinton School, Shields was 1st appointed interim dean in 2010-11, then long-lasting dean of GSIE the next educational calendar year. Together with the graduate university, he also supervised worldwide students, examine abroad and sponsored packages on the UA campus.

He is the co-author of a few substantial publications linked to electoral politics. Shields and Angie Maxwell blended for the 2019 The Extensive Southern Technique: How Chasing White Voters in the South Improved American Politics. His 2008 guide with Sunshine Hillygus titled The Persuadable Voter: Wedge Difficulties in Presidential Strategies received the 2009 Robert E. Lane Award for the finest ebook in political psychology. His initial guide, Funds Issues: Marketing campaign Finance Reform and Congressional Elections, was published with Robert K. Goidel and Don Gross. He was also an editor on 6 other textbooks, printed a lot more than 40 content and created extra than 50 shows in his analysis area of voters and election approaches.

He was recently appointed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to provide on the freshly reinstated Arkansas Commission on the Status of Females where by he serves as co-chair of the subcommittee on investigate and creating.

Shields acquired a bachelor of arts in political science and a bachelor of arts in psychology in 1990 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He continued his education at the College of Kentucky exactly where he acquired his master’s diploma in political science in 1991 and his doctorate in 1994.

A Chancellor Lookup Advisory Committee of 22 men and women such as school, workers, pupils, and local community leaders reviewed 44 applicants for the situation. Just after conducting formal interviews with 4 finalists, the committee advisable Shields.

“I want to thank every single member of the committee for their really hard do the job and electrical power the previous couple months,” Welch explained. “From assisting with the creation of the occupation announcement to conducting zoom meetings with possible candidates, it was a brisk timetable and I appreciate their commitment to a comprehensive position in delivering critical feed-back.”

A official introduction date on campus was not produced.