Alsobrook Named Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Online Operations

January 26, 2023
Missouri Valley College

Missouri Valley College President Dr. Bonnie Humphrey has announced Dr. Joe Alsobrook as Vice President for Strategic Initiatives and Online Operations.

“We are excited to welcome Dr. Alsobrook who is a veteran educator, scholar, and higher education administrator,” said Dr. Humphrey.

Dr. Joe Alsobrook started his new position January 17. Alsobrook brings experience and expertise as a professor, department chair, dean of three academic programs, and dean of online operations at Lindenwood University.

“We’re thrilled to have Dr. Alsobrook coming on board,” said Dr. Joe Parisi, Missouri Valley College president-elect. “He will focus on building our online degree programming which will position Missouri Valley well in a competitive online environment.”

Drs. Parisi and Alsobrook are no strangers to collaboration, having worked together at Lindenwood. Together, they built an engaged faculty task force on student recruitment that “made a big difference,” Parisi said.

Parisi was able to craft the new role, he said, as a result of recent retirements and reallocation of funds.

Under Alsobrook’s leadership, the online programs at Lindenwood grew exponentially, with several programs being ranked nationally. As dean, his School of Fine and Performing Arts was recognized among the top five schools in the country. Additionally, Alsobrook worked with artists, agents, and production teams to successfully produce scores of professional events, including concerts by Willie Nelson, Tony Bennett, Lee Brice, and Amy Grant.

Alsobrook’s academic accomplishments include National Board certification, three published textbooks, recognition by his peers as Scholar of the Year, 30-plus years of teaching, and serving as chair for doctoral student dissertation committees.

“It’s an honor to join the Missouri Valley community,” Alsobrook said. “I have received such a warm welcome. I look forward to collaborating across the campus to expand our online presence and create new opportunities for students to learn from our exceptional faculty.”

Alsobrook said he was also looking forward to working on strategic initiatives led by Parisi to “continue the MVC legacy that has been so tremendously supported and strengthened by current MVC President Dr. Bonnie Humphrey.”