President Patricia McGuire announced her appointment of Dr. Virginia Broaddus as Trinity’s vice president for academic affairs and provost. “Dr. Broaddus is a superb academic leader,” said President McGuire. “In her three years with Trinity, she has demonstrated the broad range of executive talents, scope of academic knowledge and deep intellectual values that are essential for Trinity’s chief academic officer.” Broaddus most recently served as Trinity’s interim provost and prior to that she was senior associate provost; she joined the Trinity community in 2006 as assistant vice president for academic affairs.
“In so many ways, Trinity is transformative, and I am privileged, honored and humbled to be working with our remarkable team to be a part of the transformation that happens here on a daily basis,” said Broaddus. “In working with the faculty, administration, and staff, I am invested in keeping our students and our mission at the center of all that we do. Whether through building new academic programs or continuing to strengthen the dynamic systems we have in place, I’m excited about the ways that all of us, together, will help our students achieve not only their goals but also their dreams, so that they can continue sharing Trinity’s gifts even after they have left us.”
Broaddus earned her bachelor of arts degree with a major in English from Davidson College and received her master of arts degree from North Carolina State University. She completed her doctorate in English at West Virginia University. Broaddus has broad experience as a teacher, scholar, administrator, fundraiser and mentor to other faculty. She has worked in collegiate admissions and financial aid, supervised student services, coordinated an honors program, developed curricula, managed budgets, planned facilities, created articulation agreements, helped to shape accreditation reports, implemented assessment plans, and implemented Moodle, the online course management and learning platform. Before coming to Trinity, Broaddus was a faculty member, program coordinator, and then chief academic officer at Garrett College in western Maryland.
At Trinity, Broaddus has made significant contributions to the development of Trinity’s academic technology infrastructure and she has led the progressive development of faculty capacity to implement the Moodle course management system. She has been a key player in supporting the administration of Trinity’s new nursing program, and she has been a leader in course scheduling, adjunct faculty management and planning for new faculty personnel.
“Dr. Broaddus is a talented and skilled senior administrator who has a reputation for being thoughtful, responsive and pragmatic,” said President McGuire. “She has a great deal of energy, enthusiasm and wonderful good humor, qualities that are essential for academic leadership. She will be an exceptional leader for the entire Trinity community.”