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Mount Union College Names John Frazier Dean of Students

May 9, 2007

John L. Frazier has been named vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Mount Union College effective July 1, Dr. Richard F. Giese, president, has announced.

Frazier currently serves as the vice president and dean for student development at Baker (KS) University, a position he has held since 2004. Prior to that, Frazier spent five years at Ashland University as director of residence life as well as director of internships. He also spent a year at Heidelberg College as director of the annual fund.

'John Frazier emerged as the successful candidate from an excellent and diverse pool of candidates from our national search,' Giese said. 'He has a strong background in student affairs and meaningful insight into the type of institution Mount Union is since he has Ohio roots. Given his background and experience, he will be able to hit the ground running.'

A 1993 graduate of Heidelberg College where he majored in history, Frazier earned the master of arts degree in higher education administration from the University of Akron in 1995. Baker has been active in the communities in which he has lived and in 2000 was named Ashland's Kiwanian of the Year. At Baker, he was named the Outstanding Administrator in 2004-05 by the University's Student Senate.

Active professionally, he holds memberships in several organizations including the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA) and the Ohio College Personnel Association (OCPA).

He and his wife Kim, a 1994 graduate of Baldwin-Wallace College, are the parents of three children: Howard, 7, Meghan, 4, and Kevin, 20 months.

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