Charles P. Bird, dean of the Ohio University Lancaster campus since 1995, has been named vice president for regional higher education. Bird will oversee Ohio University’s five regional campuses throughout southeastern Ohio and the Division of Lfelo ng Learning.
Before becoming dean of the Lancaster campus, Bird served as an administrator at Ohio State University’s Mansfield campus from 1986 to 1995. He has taught psychology since 1974 at several universities, including Florida State, Florida A&M and Ohio State.
Bird succeeds former Vice President James Bryant, who retired in October, and Interim Vice President Jim Bruning.