NOVA’s New Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer Unveils His Priorities for the College

September 24, 2021

Dr. Eun-Woo Chang joined NOVA this summer as VP of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer. Having gotten the lay of the land, he has now released his priorities for the college: to implement innovation, diversity and inclusivity into all facets of academic planning.


Chang’s professional background spans more than 30 years in higher education. He previously served in academic leadership at Ashland University and Mercer County Community College. He also served as a program director in the Division of Undergraduate Education at the National Science Foundation. He has received national recognition from the American Chemical Society and the American Council on Education for his initiatives to further student success.

“I look forward to serving the diverse students here at NOVA. This college has always been a great incubator for inclusive education, and I want to encourage innovation,” said Chang. “I already knew that the faculty and staff are so dedicated here. I have worked with past institutions to assist with innovation grants so that faculty can scale what they’ve done best into bigger models. I look forward to doing more of that in this role.”

Chang will be leading NOVA’s academic initiatives, which include a nationally-renowned dual enrollment program, award winning ADVANCE program and other unique enrollment programs.

Chang received his undergraduate degree in South Korea, his Master’s degree from Minnesota State University and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from UCLA. He also did post-doctoral work at Harvard.

Chang currently serves on the Committee on Chemistry and Public Affairs at the American Chemical Society. Previously, he was a member of the OhioHealth Governing Advisory Board (Mansfield and Shelby Hospitals) and an advisory board of the Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science (E3S) led by University of California, Berkeley.

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