Dale F. Campbell, Ph.D. is Professor Emeritus of Higher Education Administration in the School of Human Development & Organizational Studies in Education at the University of Florida where he taught in the Higher Education Administration doctoral program. His previous administrative roles at the university include serving as Interim Director of the School, Director of the Institute of Higher Education and Coordinator of the Higher Education Administration LEAD Ed.D. Program. His national honors include the 2007 Distinguished Service Award and 2003 Senior Scholar Award from the American Association of Community College’s Council for the Study of Community Colleges, the 2002 Outstanding Service to Community Colleges Award by the AACC National Council of Instructional Administrators and the 2000 National Leadership Award by the Board of the American Association of Community Colleges for his long-standing contributions to community colleges nationally. Dr. Campbell is a former member of the AACC Board and past Chair of the Learning & Technologies Commission.
Current research interests include the development of a work profile of 21st Century Educational Leaders for executive selection and development. Selected recent publications include “Minding the Gap: Filling the Void in Community College Leadership Development in New Directions in Community Colleges, “Your Next Leader: Piecing together the executive search process” and “The New Leadership Gap: Shortages in Administrative Positions” in Community College Journal. He also previously served as Senior Organizational Consultant for FuturesLeaders Division of Assessment Technologies Group, Jacksonville, Florida.
In 1995, Dr. Campbell founded the Community College Futures Assembly and Bellwether Awards sponsored by the Institute of Higher Education as an independent national policy forum to identify critical issues facing community colleges and recognize model trend-setting programs. He was also instrumental in founding the American Association of Community Colleges affiliate council, the Community College Business Officers, and is recognized as Executive Director Emeritus.
Dr. Campbell was previously Assistant Commissioner for Community and Technical Colleges at the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board and Visiting Professor of Educational Administration at the University of Texas at Austin. He has also served as Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Community College Education Program at North Carolina State University and Editor of the Community College Review; Dean of Instruction, Wichita Falls for Vernon College (VRJC) in Texas; Head of Public and Support Services Department, Community College of the Air Force; and is a past Chair of the National Council of State Directors of Community Colleges. He has provided state and national leadership in workforce development having served as past president of Texas Technical Society and the AACC affiliate National Council for Workforce Education. He is a Lifetime member of the American Technical Education Association.
Dr. Campbell holds a B.A. Degree in Secondary Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an M.A. in Higher Education from Appalachian State University and a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from the University of Texas at Austin. He was recognized in 1990 as a Distinguished Graduate of the College of Education and the Community College Leadership Program of the University of Texas.