VIENNA - Jeffrey A. Dimick has been named the new executive vice president at Ohio Valley University.
"It is truly an honor and privilege to be selected to serve as Ohio Valley University's next EVP. OVU's mission statement and cornerstones resonate with me," said Dimick, who was engineering and program manager for the Boeing Co.
Dimick will immediately begin the transition and will move to Vienna in June.
"Jeff Dimick brings an extensive skill set to Ohio Valley University," OVU President Harold Shank said.
Dimick is a deeply spiritual man who can guide a faith-based institution, Shank said.
"His analytic skills will help us refine the way we function as a university. He is a team player in a career marked by successful efforts at collaboration," Shank said.
The position includes chief financial officer with responsibilities for human resources, campus life, information technology and campus operations.
Dr. Gail Hopkins, chairman of the board of trustees of OVU, said, Dimick's appointment will move OVU to a new level of leadership.
The appointment follows precedent set by other institutions of higher learning, the college said. Wheeling Jesuit University appointed Richard Beyer of the Global Positioning System as its new president in January 2011. Dan Ritchie, former CEO of Westinghouse, became chancellor of the University of Denver.
"I look forward to seeing how God will integrate my heart for Christian higher education and my passion for mentoring with over 26 years' experience in the aerospace industry," Dimick said. "I have tremendous respect for Dr. Shank and will be committed to assisting his administration in whatever way possible."
Originally from Kansas, Dimick earned degrees from Oklahoma Christian University and Oklahoma State University where he taught math while pursuing his master's degree.
A resident of Los Angeles, he serves on the board of trustees of Oklahoma Christian and is on the Academic Affairs Committee and helped the university launch its School of Engineering.
At Boeing, Dimick played a significant role in the development and success of the ground control segment of the GPS.
In addition to his work at Boeing, Dimick is past owner and partner in One World Post, a video post-production company that provided services for television shows; a member of the board of trustees of Hilltop Rescue and Relief, an agency that served in the Katrina clean up; and a trustee of Manos de Esperanza (Hands of Hope). Dimick has made humanitarian trips to Germany, Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Honduras and El Salvador.
He is a member of the Hilltop Community Church of Christ in Los Angeles.