Bryan DePoy, currently the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness at Lake Erie College, was previously the dean of the College of Creative Arts and Communication at Youngstown State University (YSU) where he also served as the interim associate provost for research and graduate studies. He was also an assistant dean and dean of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Southeastern Louisiana University, where he served on the faculty as a tenured professor. Dr. DePoy has served multiple boards and advisory groups, to include as chairperson of the board for Western Reserve Public Media, Ohio’s largest public television affiliate. He also was among the founders of Power of the Arts, an arts advocacy and economic development non-profit organization located in Youngstown, Ohio. With a strong interest in assessment and strategic planning, he has led multiple planning processes and assessment efforts and serves actively as a Peer Reviewer and site visit Team Chair for the Higher Learning Commission. Dr. DePoy is currently the chair of the Ohio Chief Academic Officers steering committee for the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio. He holds a doctor of music degree from Florida State University, a master of music degree from the University of New Mexico, a bachelor of music degree from the Indiana University School of Music, and a Higher Education Assessment Specialist certificate from James Madison University.