New VP and Dean named at VUJC



Vincennes Native Christian Blome has been named as
Vincennes University’s Assistant Vice President and Dean of the VU Jasper
Campus. He will begin his duties there on July 5, 2017.

In announcing the appointment, VU Provost Laurel Smith said, “I am
confident that Christian’s commitment to success will serve him well as he
leads the Jasper Campus and works with VU stakeholders in Dubois County,
Vincennes, and beyond.”

Blome currently serves as Executive Director of Kentucky Campuses at
McKendree University where his efforts in recruitment, curriculum
development, and community engagement have resulted in improved graduation
and retention rates as well as facility expansion.

Noting his “passion and purpose for success,” Blome has a strong
appreciation for VU’s mission and goals that can be traced to his previous
position as VU’s Director of Admissions.

Blome earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Indiana
and a master’s degree in Public Service Administration from the University
of Evansville. He is currently completing a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership
from Indiana State University.