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CBU names new Vice President for Global Initiatives

CBU names new Vice President for Global Initiatives

RIVERSIDE (June 22, 2012) – California Baptist University today announced the appointment of veteran educator Dr. Larry Linamen as Vice President for Global Initiatives effective July 16, 2012. Linamen comes to CBU after three years as president of Greenville College in Illinois.


At CBU Linamen will be responsible for promoting global engagement across the university through international recruitment, faculty and student exchange programs and related activities. He is also charged with increasing awareness among CBU faculty and students of emerging global issues as well as initiating and increasing preparation for an educational environment extending beyond national boundaries and driven by global marketplace demands.


“I am pleased to welcome Dr. Linamen to the leadership team at California Baptist University,” said Dr. Ronald L. Ellis, CBU president. “We are confident that he will help strengthen the role of CBU as an impact player in global educational and service opportunities.”


Linamen has traveled extensively throughout Central and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and the Middle East, conducting high-level negotiations for international cooperative endeavors, leading classes, and performing service projects.


“I applaud California Baptist University for anticipating the future by including global initiatives in its strategy for the coming decades,” Linamen said. “I am honored to join the team as we work to fulfill the Great Commission.”

Linamen has extensive experience in higher education. In addition to the presidency at Greenville College, he has served as Acting President & Executive Vice President at Crichton College; Dean of Graduate Business Programs at Taylor University; Provost at Colorado Christian University; and Provost at Dallas Baptist University. Previously he was Associate Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences at Biola University and vice president of The Barna Research Group in Glendale, California.

Linamen earned B.A. degrees in Business Administration and Accounting from Anderson University; an M.B.A. from Ball State University; and an Ed.D. in Business and Educational Administration from Ball State University.

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