Todd Greer Named Academic Vice President at University of Mobile  

Kathy Dean Business, News

Dr. Todd Greer

MOBILE, Ala. – The University of Mobile announces the promotion of Todd Greer, PhD, to lead academic programs as vice president for academic affairs.

Greer joined the university in 2017 as dean of the School of Business after a successful career as a business entrepreneur that included serving as chief catalyst and CEO of Exchange202, a shared workspace community in the heart of downtown Mobile. Recently, he also served as the university’s vice provost.

UM President Lonnie Burnett, PhD, said the Christian university will continue to expand academic programs under Greer’s leadership.

“The University of Mobile offers the very best academic programs, taught by a world-class faculty, with a Christ-centered mentoring aspect that ensures our students get more than just a degree. This is a mission that Dr. Greer is passionate about, and his energy and leadership will continue the university’s forward momentum,” Burnett said.

Greer said, “The opportunity to serve the mission of the university through the development of people and programs that will impact our world is a tremendous honor. We have witnessed the impact of this philosophy on graduates and local organizations over the last few years and I look forward to continuing to work with our local leaders, administrators, faculty, staff and students to ensure that the university continues to meet the needs of our community, state, country, and world.”

Greer holds a Doctor of Philosophy in organizational leadership with a major in human resource development from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia; a Master of Science in ministerial leadership from Amridge University in Montgomery, Alabama; completed graduate work in communications studies at Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan; and a Bachelor of Arts in communication studies from Defiance College in Defiance, Ohio. He has numerous publications to his credit, including journal articles and book chapters, and has presented at national conferences.

He has served as a board member with the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce’s Innovation PortAL, Real Advice Mentoring Program (RAMP), United Way of Southwest Alabama, and is the incoming board President for Springboard to Success Inc. which, with the Downtown Mobile Alliance, operates the Urban Emporium retail incubator. He is an advisory board member with Veterans Recovery Resources, as well as multiple local startups.

Previously, Greer was executive director of the SynerVision Leadership Foundation in Blacksburg, Virginia; minister of administration for Glen Allen Church of Christ in Glen Allen, Virginia; and head boys’ volleyball coach at Highlight Springs High School and assistant women’s volleyball coach at Virginia Union University, both in Richmond, Virginia. He served four years as minister of Holmes Road Church of Christ in Lansing, Michigan.


 About the University of Mobile

The University of Mobile is a Christ-centered liberal arts and sciences institution with a vision of higher education for a higher purpose, founded to honor God by equipping students for their future professions through rigorous academic preparation and spiritual transformation. Core values are: Christ-Centered, Academically-Focused, Student-Devoted and Distinctively-Driven. The university offers on-campus and online bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in 77 academic programs. Founded in 1961, the University of Mobile is affiliated with the Alabama Baptist State Convention and is located 10 miles north of Mobile, Alabama on a campus of over 880 acres.

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About the Author

Kathy Dean

Kathy Dean is assistant vice president for university communications and has helped tell the University of Mobile story since 1993. She is an award-winning public relations professional and former journalist. Her husband and daughter are UM graduates. She loves playing in the yard – planting flowers, picking blueberries, pulling weeds and petting her two mini-schnauzers.