Lindenwood University has named Gina Ganahl dean of its evening accelerated programs, the College for Individualized Education. She takes the post on Friday, May 2, replacing longtime dean Dan Kemper, who is retiring.
Since 2005, Ganahl has served as associate dean for the School of Professional and Continuing Studies at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. She has worked in higher education since 1988, holding positions at the University of Missouri in Columbia, John A. Logan Community College in Marion, Ill., and the Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. She has a PhD in education from the University of Missouri, as well as a master’s in marketing education and a bachelor’s in marketing and business administration from the University of Missouri and the University of Illinois in Urbana, respectively.
The Lindenwood College for Individualized Education, established in 1975, is a pioneer in accelerated evening programs in the St. Louis area, offering numerous undergraduate and graduate degrees, utilizing a network of extension centers throughout the St. Louis Metro Area.
“I am thrilled to join Lindenwood University as dean of Lindenwood College for Individualized Education,” Ganahl said. “The LCIE mission is to deliver high-quality accelerated degree programs, taught in the evening, at its 10 sites in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. This mission perfectly meshes with my passion for helping adult students achieve their educational goals. I look forward to working with the dedicated LU faculty and administration to develop and enhance tools that help adults overcome the barriers to completing their degrees.”
Dr. James D. Evans, president of Lindenwood University, said that Ganahl is an excellent fit for the leadership post for the accelerated evening programs.
“Dr. Gahahl is an accomplished and successful educator who understands our region as well as the goals of our accelerated, evening degree programs,” Evans said. “She will be a tremendous asset to the University.”