Dear Cabinet and Council of Deans:

It gives me great pleasure to announce the appointment of Dale Tampke, Ph.D., who joined the Academic Affairs leadership team as Assistant Provost for Student Academic Support Services on February 24th. Dale brings to Loyola over twenty years of significant and successful experience administering student academic services.  Since 2008, Dale has held a variety of administrative positions at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas, including Director of Academic Readiness/Associate Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Dean of Undergraduate Studies and, most recently, as Executive Director of Civic and Community Engagements.  Dale has also previously served as Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Retention at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.  Dale has extensive administrative experience across a variety of functional areas such as finance, residence life, and student affairs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Stetson University and Ohio University. He has also held faculty appointments as Research Associate Professor of Counseling and Higher Education at the University of North Texas and Assistant Professor of Higher Education (affiliate) at Ohio University.  As Assistant Provost for Student Academic Services at Loyola, Dale will report to Dr. Patrick Boyle, Vice Provost for Academic Centers and Global Initiatives, and will oversee and coordinate the services of several areas that support student academic success and enhance our students’ engagement with the University, its faculty and staff.  These include Academic Advising and Academic Support Services, Career Development, the ACE (Achieving College Excellence) Program, First Year Experience, Learning Communities and Fellowship Office.

I want to thank Pat Boyle for chairing the search committee for this important position and also thank the faculty and staff who participated in the interviews of candidates and finalists. I am grateful that Dr. Tampke has brought his talent and energy to Loyola and its continued efforts on behalf of our students and their success. Please share this information within your units and join me in welcoming him Dale to Loyola.


John P. Pelissero, PhD