Lindenwood University-Belleville has announced the hiring of Dr. Cindy Manjounes as associate dean of academics, a new position at the campus.
Currently director of health management at Lindenwood’s St. Charles campus, Manjounes says she is ready to take on her new administrative role at the growing Belleville campus.
“Lindenwood-Belleville is going through a huge growth spurt, and I’m excited to help build this campus,” Manjounes said. “I look forward to getting to know the faculty, staff and students, as well as the Belleville community.”
A resident of O’Fallon, Mo., Manjounes plans to relocate to the Belleville area in the future.
In her new role, Manjounes will work alongside Lindenwood-Belleville’s dean of academics, Dr. Todd Mick, to oversee the LCIE (Lindenwood College for Individualized Education) program at the Belleville campus. Her duties will include hiring and developing LCIE faculty and department chairs, advising LCIE students, and teaching a class of traditional day students. Manjounes’ efforts will also focus on academic retention for Lindenwood-Belleville LCIE students.
“We are very excited to welcome Dr. Manjounes to our Belleville family,” said Jerry Bladdick, vice president and chief administrative officer of Lindenwood-Belleville. “Having been part of the faculty at Lindenwood in St. Charles, she brings years of experience with her and a strong familiarity with higher education administration. Not only do we look to increase our LCIE student enrollment with her, but we also hope to impact the local healthcare industry under her guidance.”
Experienced at working with the adult learner, Manjounes has a proven track record of ensuring a positive academic experience for Lindenwood students. During her time at Lindenwood in St. Charles, student enrollment in the university’s health management and gerontology programs more than doubled under her leadership. She also served as a faculty advisor for approximately 400 undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of majors and directed and guided a host of adjunct professors.
Manjounes has a bachelor’s degree from University of Missouri-St. Louis, as well as a master’s in healthcare management and a doctorate in education from Lindenwood University. She is currently a candidate for a Ph.D. in public policy from Walden University.
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