Bryan DePoy, D.M

Interim Chief Academic Affairs Officer Phone 816.501.3759

Bryan DePoy possesses a rich and diverse background in higher education, marked by a range of roles held throughout his career. Currently serving as the Interim Chief Academic Affairs Officer at Avila University, he brings a wealth of experience to his current position. Preceding this role, Dr. DePoy held the esteemed position of Assistant Provost for Strategic Initiatives at Russell Sage College in Troy, New York.

Dr. DePoy is deeply engaged in the accreditation process, and serves as a Team Chair and Peer Reviewer for the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), as well as a Peer Evaluator for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). In recognition of his contributions to the development of peer corps members, Dr. DePoy was honored with the Mighty Mentor award from the HLC in 2021. Additionally, he holds a Higher Education Assessment Specialist Graduate Certificate from James Madison University.

Prior to his tenure at Russell Sage College, Dr. DePoy occupied several key administrative roles at various institutions, including serving as the provost at Lake Erie College and as the dean of Creative Arts & Communication at Youngstown State University. Further, he held dean and assistant dean roles in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Southeastern Louisiana University. Dr. DePoy’s academic journey began in the field of music, where he earned music degrees from Indiana University (BM), the University of New Mexico (MM), and Florida State University (DM). He also served as a faculty member in music at Delta State University.

Beyond his institutional roles, Dr. DePoy is the owner of Waypoint Assessment and Accreditation Consulting, LLC, specializing in higher education assessment and accreditation consulting for colleges and universities. His expertise is recognized nationally, as evidenced by his presentations at national conferences such as the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE) and the Indiana University Purdue University (IUPUI) Assessment Institute.

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