Office of the President
“Regent university has outstanding programs, beautiful facilities, and an exciting mission and vision, but it is our people who make us truly great. I am confident that Regent will continue to grow in its demonstration of tangible excellence and innovation that speak to the local community and the world.”
Leadership at the University
- Serves as chief academic officer of Regent University.
- Main duty:
As the chief executive officer, the president works in close collaboration not only with the board of trustees, but also with a wide range of internal and external constituencies to provide overall leadership and direction for the university. The president is expected to foster and build upon the existing strengths and traditions of the university—particularly its Christian mission and vision—and to provide the personal and professional leadership to guide its future course. The president is expected to nurture the spiritual, human and financial resources of the university, and to advance its role and standing in higher education throughout the world.
Dr. Carlos Campo
Carlos Campo, Ph.D., became president of Regent University on August 1, 2010. He joined Regent as vice president for academic affairs in 2008, following an impressive 20-year career in higher education.
Since joining Regent, Campo has led a Regent University team through its most recent successful accreditation process, leading to full accreditation from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools—an accomplishment that has strengthened the university’s academic standing and stature.
Working with Regent's Board of Trustees, Campo helped form a “Spiritual Vitality Committee,” which initiates and enhances spiritual activities on campus to sustain the University’s Christ-centered mission. Many of their recommendations are being implemented to enhance the spiritual climate on campus. He also sparked an initiative to measure and improve each student’s spiritual journey while at Regent.
Campo also created two new strategic positions within Academic Affairs: a director of Military Affairs and a director of Church Relations. In addition, he worked with an effective team to launch “RU Global” and Regent University’s “Quality Enhancement Plan,” which focuses on “defining and enhancing Christian global competence” in students and faculty. He has also worked with a team to create an Office of Institutional Effectiveness, which is developing a culture of continuous assessment and improvement in every area on campus.
A much sought-after speaker, Campo delivered a keynote address entitled "American Higher Education’s Greatest Challenge" at the third annual “Encuentro,” held at Virginia State University, March 2010. In May 2010, he delivered the commencement address at the International University in Vienna, receiving an honorary doctorate. Other recent presentations include “Preparing for Latina/o Students in Christian Higher Education,” International Forum on Christian Higher Education; "Preparing Global Christian Leaders," Hampton Roads Prayer Luncheon; "Creating a Roadmap for Your Future,” Norfolk State University, Student Conflict Management Program; “Jose Martí and Freedom in Cuba,” Regent University Library Series on Literary Traditions, and “Count Tolstoy, Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr. and Christianity: an Unlikely Connection,” for the federally grant-funded program, The Big Read, held at Regent.
Campo is a four-time recipient of one of academia’s most coveted recognitions, “Who’s Who Among American Teachers,” an accolade that is student-generated, recognizing a professor who has had a significant impact on the nominating student’s life. He holds a Ph.D. in English (Drama Emphasis), a Master of Arts (English) and a Bachelor of Arts (Theater) from the University of Nevada Las Vegas.
Campo and his wife, Karen, reside in Chesapeake and have three adult children. He enjoys playing tennis, biking, reading and picnicking on the beach with family and friends.
For a more complete overview of Dr. Campo's career and accomplishments, please link to the following document: Dr. Campo's expanded bio