Manchester University has expanded its University leadership to include a new vice president for university engagement. Whitney Caudill was named to the post on July 1.
“Manchester has always been deeply engaged with the communities from which our students come and in which our graduates live,’’ said Manchester President Dave McFadden. “As we grow, we will also grow those connections in ways that contribute to the vitality of the region. This is the right time to appoint a key person to lead those engagement efforts.”
Caudill, a native of southwestern Virginia and a lawyer by training, joined the University’s College of Pharmacy as associate dean for administration and finance in 2011. As associate dean, she managed non-academic operations at the College of Pharmacy.
Caudill was a key player in the design and construction process of the University’s Fort Wayne campus.
As vice president for university engagement, based in Fort Wayne, Caudill will lead the University’s community and government engagement activities, as well as the University’s accreditation efforts. She will continue managing the University’s Fort Wayne campus and teaching pharmacy law.
“Whitney has already developed important new relationships for us in Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana. She will build on those connections to find new ways that we can serve the region,” McFadden said.
Caudill is already actively engaged in the Fort Wayne community. She is a 2014 graduate of Leadership Fort Wayne and is an intern with the YWCA board of directors. She also serves on committees of the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne and Wunderkammer Company, and is on the Canterbury Schools Community Advisory Board.
Prior to joining Manchester in March 2011, she was the executive vice president and chief operating officer and assistant professor at the Appalachian College of Pharmacy in Grundy, Va. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia and her Doctorate of Jurisprudence from University of Tennessee College of Law.