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University Of Bridgeport Names New Provost To Oversee Online Programming

The University of Bridgeport has named Aaron Perkus as its new associate provost.
The University of Bridgeport has named Aaron Perkus as its new associate provost. Photo Credit: University of Bridgeport

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- The University of Bridgeport has announced that Aaron Perkus will be joining the University of Bridgeport as associate provost, effective May 16.

In his new role, Perkus will supervise online programming, serving as the primary liaison to the Connecticut Office of Higher Education.

His responsibilities will include new program development, organizing program and dean review and furthering prior learning-assessment and articulation agreements.

“Dr. Perkus combines deep experience in the academy with a fresh perspective,” said UB Provost Stephen Healey. “He is a welcome addition to UB and the Office of the Provost.”

Perkus served most recently as associate dean at the College of Arts and Sciences at Fairfield University, where he was the director of graduate programs and distance learning.

He also served as president of the Phi Beta Kappa Zeta chapter of Connecticut and as an assistant professor in the Department of English.

Perkus had previously served as the honors and writing coordinator at Norwalk Community College, where he taught English.

Perkus earned his bachelor’s degree in creative writing and psychology at Southern Methodist University, and was awarded a master’s degree in English and a doctorate in comparative literature from Binghamton University.

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