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Academic Affairs

Academic Affairs

Welcome to the Office of Academic Affairs for Life University. The Office of Academic Affairs is responsible for the advancement of academics in accordance with LIFE’s mission and vision. Academic Affairs develops and manages academic policy, is responsible for programmatic and operational planning and assessment, and manages and coordinates academic activities for all colleges and academic support units within the University. As Chief Academic Officer, the Vice President for Academic Affairs oversees administration of all colleges, academic programs, and departments including Academic Advising, Learning Resource Center, Research, Institutional Effectiveness, and the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning. The Vice President for Academic Affairs is also a core participant in the University’s budget development and strategic planning.

As the Academic Affairs team, we are committed to ensuring excellence in all our undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs and supporting the highest quality service to the community.


Tim Gross, M.S., D.C.
Vice President for Academic Affairs

Leslie King, M.Ed., D.C.
Dean, College of Chiropractic

Jana Holwick, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Graduate & Undergraduate Studies

Richard Belcastro, Ed.D.
Dean, Online & Continuing Education

Vince Erario, D.C.
Director, Institutional Effectiveness, Planning and Research

Stephanie Sullivan, D.C.
Director, Sid E. Williams Center for Chiropractic Research

Olivia Scriven, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Sponsored Research & Scholarly Activity

Krista Boline, D.C.
Director, Center for Education, Assessment & Learning

Karen Preston, M.L.I.S.
Director, Sid E. & Nell K. Williams Library

William Watson, M.A.
Director, Center for Excellence in Teaching & Learning

Tameka Glass, Ed.D.
Director of University Advisement