Boston University Trustees Name New Dean of Metropolitan College

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(Boston, Mass.) — John Ebersole, associate provost and professor of management at Colorado State University, has been named Dean of Metropolitan College at BostonUniversity, effective September 2000.

Ebersole, who served in the Coast Guard for 21 years, holds graduate degrees in business, public administration, and international affairs. He is a candidate for a doctorate in education at George Washington University. His prior experience and areas of responsibility at Colorado State include academic outreach, distance learning, and off-campus degree programs.

“Ebersole has extensive experience and excellent insights in the design and offering of educational programs for a wide variety of students and in the use of new technologies, both for campus-based instruction and distance learning,” says Dr. Dennis D. Berkey, Boston University Provost and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

Before joining Colorado State in 1997, Ebersole was the assistant dean of university extension at the University of California at Berkeley. Prior to that, he served for five years as dean of the School of Management at John F. Kennedy University in Orinda, Ca. He has written several papers on international partnerships and distance education.

Metropolitan College, which was founded in 1965, enrolls more than 3,500 students. The Charles River campus offers 23 undergraduate degree programs and 10 master’s degree programs covering a variety of majors such as art history, English, computer science, urban affairs and many others. MET also offers various programs at its Tyngsboro, Foxboro, and downtown Boston branches, two military bases in North Carolina, and at its International Graduate Center in Brussels. The College offers working professionals the opportunity to take evening courses towards a practical degree in subjects ranging from criminal justice to hospitality administration to art history, as well as towards advanced degrees.