Head shots of 3 new hires

Staffing Up

New VP of enrollment, two deans named

Embry-Riddle recently named a new vice president for enrollment management and welcomed two new deans to its ranks.

Jason M. Ruckert (pictured, top center) started as vice president for enrollment management on April 1, managing enrollment across the university. Joining Embry-Riddle in 2005, he was the Worldwide Campus’ vice chancellor and chief digital learning officer, as well as a College of Business faculty member.

“As a nationally recognized authority on technology-enhanced education, Dr. Ruckert has the leadership skills and expertise to help us advance our strategic goals related to student recruitment and retention,” says University President P. Barry Butler.

Ruckert holds a Ph.D. in Leadership and Education from Barry University, with a specialization in higher education administration and is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society.

Shanan Gwaltney Gibson (pictured, top right) became dean of the David B. O’Maley College of Business at the Daytona Beach Campus, also in April. A scholar with expertise related to job analysis, entrepreneurship and small business development, Gibson most recently served as dean and professor of management within the College of Business at Texas A&M University-Commerce. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Virginia Tech.

Rhondie Voorhees (pictured, top left) has nearly a year under her belt as dean of students at the Prescott Campus. Starting in July 2019, she joined Embry-Riddle from the University of Montana, where she served as the dean of students since 2012. Voorhees has more than 30 years of higher education experience, including a Ph.D. in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the University of Maryland.