April 18, 2017

Frank Boyd Named Vice President of Academic Affairs and Academic Dean


Guilford College, Greensboro, N.C., has named Frank Boyd to serve as the College’s Vice President of Academic Affairs and Academic Dean. Frank brings more than 20 years of higher education experience to Guilford as a faculty member and senior administrator, most recently as the associate provost at Illinois Wesleyan University.

“Frank’s genuine passion for liberal arts education and his impressive track record of astute, effective leadership make him an excellent fit for Guilford,” says Jane Fernandes, president of Guilford College. “He is poised and well positioned to lead our exceptional faculty into an exciting new era of ever-growing academic innovation and distinction.”

Highly regarded as a collaborative leader, Frank has played an integral role in advancing strategic college-wide initiatives related to academic innovation, enrollment management and long-term planning. His extensive contributions to educational excellence includes an emphasis on building and supporting college diversity, thoughtful engagement in issues of social justice, and academic enhancements that effectively engage students in real world learning.

"Guilford College has a national reputation as a liberal arts institution with a commitment to social responsibility,” says Frank. “And the interview process demonstrated how these values inform the work of the entire community. I am truly honored by this invitation and eagerly anticipate the opportunity to work closely with President Jane and all the faculty, students, and staff who make Guilford such a special place."

Throughout his higher education service as a senior administrator, Frank has also continued his longstanding faculty commitment as a professor of political science. He earned his Ph.D., in Political Science at Emory University and received his bachelor’s degree in Latin American Studies at the University of Alabama.

He will begin his duties at Guilford College on July 15, 2017.