Hodges University, a private, non-profit institution of higher learning offering 25 undergraduate and nine graduate degree programs of study, has named Dr. David B. Borofsky as interim president. The appointment has been approved by the university’s Board of Trustees.
Dr. Borofsky has more than 30 years of experience in leadership positions with public universities, community colleges and for-profit institutions nationwide. He succeeds Dr. Jeanette Brock who retired from the institution after more than two decades of service with Hodges.
“Dr. Borofsky brings the perfect mix of institutional leadership, fundraising and educational experience to the position at Hodges University,” said John Agnelli, Chairman of the Board for Hodges University. “We are especially pleased that he was able to come onboard immediately, which ensured a seamless transition of leadership.”
Dr. Borofsky most recently served as president of Dakota State University in Madison, S.D. He originally was appointed as the institution’s interim president in February 2012 and ascended to the role of permanent president just four months later as a result of widespread campus and community support. During his tenure at Dakota State, Dr. Borofsky led the creation of a five-year strategic plan that included significant enrollment management goals. In the first year of this plan, student retention increased 9.4 percent.
Also during his time at Dakota State, Dr. Borofsky created and gained approval from the Board of Regents for three new graduate programs, including the nation’s first Doctorate of Science in Cyber Security. He also had a successful fundraising experience, including securing $7 million to help fund a campus expansion at Dakota State.
The donations of $5 million and $2 million were the two largest contributions in the university’s history. “Dakota State is similar to Hodges University in many ways,” said Keith Arnold, Vice Chairman of the Board for Hodges University.
“The institution has approximately the same number of graduate and undergraduate students with a unique technology mission. In fact, nearly half of its programs are available fully online. Dakota State also has a significant number of non-traditional, adult learners much like Hodges University. ”
Prior to serving as president of Dakota State, Dr. Borofsky was provost at Westwood College in Denver, Colorado. Before that, he served as president of Bates Technical College in Tacoma, Washington.
Dr. Borofsky also previously served as vice president, District Office for Colorado Mountain College in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, and as its campus dean for both the Timberline Campus in Leadville, Colorado and Vail/Eagle Campus in Vail, Colorado.
Dr. Borofsky earned his Doctorate in Educational Administration and Supervision from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. He also holds a Master’s degree in Education from Springfield College in Springfield, Mass., and a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Springfield College in Springfield, Mass.