Strategic planning along with diversity are two key areas of accomplishment for vice president provost candidate Dr. Kenneth J. Porada.
Specifically, Porada has implemented new academic programs that have helped identify new areas of identity for his university.
“My experiences have helped me to become a passionate advocate for the importance of holistic student development, the liberal arts and values-centered education,” Porada said in his cover letter to Dr. Allen Koenig.
Porada is currently serving his eighth year as provost vice president of academic affairs at the Dominican University of California.
His responsibilities have included enhancement of the academic environment, working with the faculty and staff to design a new governance structure and participation in various advancement activities.
Prior to his current position, Porada served as the Interim President, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of Heidelberg College.
Porada’s “great appreciation for the Dominican values.love of truth, beauty and the life of the mind, and a deep respect for the dignity and worth of the individual” similarly match Cabrini’s core values.
Porada met with a panel of Cabrini students on Thursday, Jan. 13 to answer any questions.
In summing up his credentials he said, “I am confident that I posses the experience, skills, attributes and vision to be an excellent leader for Cabrini College.”