Crooks Named VP of Academic Affairs for Eastern Gateway

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Eastern Gateway Community College has named John R. Crooks as its new vice president of academic affairs, filing a vacancy that has been open since October 2018. 

Most recently, he served as vice president for program expansion and instructional technology at EGCC’s Youngstown campus. Crooks was previously associate provost at Lorain County Community College in Elyria, where he had served since 2006. He was also director of the college’s distributed learning program from 2005 to 2011. 

“I am eager to be part of the tremendous growth of Eastern Gateway Community College, especially as it expands to meet the needs of today’s students,” Crooks said in a statement.

As vice president of academic affairs, he will be responsible for planning and direction of all educational programs at the college, including transfers, career and technical degrees, diplomas and certificates. He will also EGCC’s accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission.  

His office will be at Eastern Gateway’s main campus in Steubenville, but he will spend time at both sites.

“Dr. Crooks brings experience in the classroom and in community college administration that will ensure our students receive the highest quality programming – on campus or online – that will prepare them for the workforce of today and tomorrow,” said Michael Geoghegan, interim president of Eastern Gateway. “I am excited for him to work with our faculty to support their excellent work.”

Pictured: John R. Crooks

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.