Dr. John T. Roberson, Dean of Extended Programs
A native of Virginia, Dr. John Roberson graduated from Campbell in 1980. He continued his education earning the Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary and the Doctor of Education from North Carolina State University. His doctoral studies were in higher education administration and his research interest was and is in the sociology of higher education and centers in two areas - adult education and college choice. Dr. Roberson is a member of the national honor society, Phi Kappa Phi.
Dean Roberson is in his 21st year of service to his Alma Mater. During his long and distinguished career, Dr. Roberson has served in a broad array of administrative posts to include, Director of Alumni Activities, Assistant Vice-President for Alumni Relations and Assistant to the President, Vice President for Marketing and Planning and Vice President for Enrollment Management and Assistant to the President. On April 1, 2013, Dr. Roberson assumed his current responsibilities as Campbell University’s first Dean of Extended Programs. A faithful and dedicated alumnus, Dr. Roberson was awarded the University’s prestigious Alumni Service Award in 2002.
Extended Campus Education launched in 1976. Thousands of adult and non-traditional learners have earned their Associate, Bachelor or Master degree at one of the University’s extended locations. Currently, the University has extended locations at Fort Bragg/Pope Army Air Base, Camp Lejeune/New River and the Research Triangle Park. Dr. Roberson’s academic preparation in adult education and college choice is bringing renewed vitality to these successful locations.
The University entered the arena of online education in 1999. Across the years, online courses have been limited to currently enrolled students on the main and extended campuses. In May of 2013, the University received authorization from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to expand its online offerings to include complete degree programs. For Dr. Roberson, working with online education staff and faculty to launch new online programs to a larger audience of students is exciting. Recently, Dr. Roberson stated, “Online Education is writing a new chapter in Campbell’s long and distinguished history of education.”
Dr. Roberson’s wife, Wendy, and he met as Campbell University Study Abroad students in Cardiff, Wales. This year they will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. They are the proud parents of one daughter, Sarah, who entered the University as a freshman in August.