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University of the Southwest Board of Trustees Names Dr. Ryan Tipton as the 12th President of USW

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June 21, 2023
By a unanimous vote at the June 6th meeting, the University of the Southwest Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ryan Tipton as the university's twelfth President. Dr. Tipton has served as Interim President of USW since July of last year. He will continue to lead the university as the President in the upcoming academic year and beyond.

Smiley faceBefore the appointment as Interim President, Dr. Tipton served as a faculty member, Dean, and Provost, overseeing USW departments that included academic affairs, enrollment management, information technology, online learning, and institutional effectiveness. His tenure as Interim President this past year was marked by significant improvements and achievements, including academic quality, financial stability, and enrollment growth, which have positioned the university for expected future success.

"Dr. Tipton's leadership, vision, and hard work as Interim President of the University of the Southwest have been evident throughout this past year," said Lee Roberson, the Chairman of the University's Board of Trustees. "We are confident that with his guidance, the university will continue to thrive and provide exceptional educational opportunities for our students, as well as success for USW."

Dr. Tipton expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to continue to lead the University of the Southwest, stating, "I am deeply honored to serve as the President of this amazing institution. I look forward to working with our dedicated trustees, faculty, staff, and students to continue advancing our mission and making a positive impact on our community."

The University of the Southwest expects to host a formal inauguration ceremony later in the Fall semester.

About the University of the Southwest

The University of the Southwest is a private, Christian, four-year educational institution located in Hobbs, New Mexico. The university is a Christ-centered educational community dedicated to developing men and women for a lifetime of servant leadership by emphasizing individual faith, responsibility, and initiative.