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Brent White Joins Golden Gate University as New Provost/VPAA

Provost Brent White plays a vitally important leadership role in shaping the future of Golden Gate University.

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SAN FRANCISCO — Golden Gate University is pleased to announce the appointment of Brent White as GGU’s new Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, successfully concluding a national search.

Provost White joins GGU after serving 15 years with the University of Arizona, where he most recently served as Vice President for Global Affairs and Dean of Global Locations and was a Professor of Law.  As Vice President and Dean, Provost White led global activities and programs at the University of Arizona.  This included Arizona’s worldwide network of campuses and locations, which Provost White led from its inception in 2015 with a single location in China.  During his tenure, the worldwide network grew to 13 microcampuses and over 600 learning centers and study hubs around the world, providing low-cost access to degrees and certificates to students around the world.  Under Provost White’s direction, Arizona’s combined global student enrollment exceeded 5,400 students this fall, setting a record for the university.

Prior to his role heading Arizona Global, Provost White served as Associate Dean at Arizona’s College of Law, where he led the development of the nation’s first Bachelor of Arts in Law, as well as a Masters in Legal Studies program.  These two programs now have over 2,000 students combined, making Arizona Law among the largest law schools in the country by total student population.

Provost White’s scholarship has been featured in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, and 60 Minutes.

“As Provost, Brent plays a vitally important leadership role in shaping the future of the University,” said GGU President David Fike.  “I am confident that Brent’s leadership, grounded in extensive experience and demonstrated success at the University of Arizona, will help strategically advance GGU, serving our mission and students extraordinarily well.”

“Since its founding over 120 years ago, Golden Gate University has provided transformative education to working adults and other underserved students,” said Provost White.  “I look forward to working with faculty and staff to carry on this important mission, including continuing to offer and develop programs that prepare students for the jobs of today and tomorrow.”

“We will also expand upon our mission of access to reach underserved students globally,” continued White, “with a goal of providing radically affordable access to higher education to students around the world.”

Golden Gate University, a private nonprofit university in the heart of San Francisco, empowers working adults to achieve their professional goals with nationally renowned undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates in accounting, law, taxation, business and related areas.  Founded in 1901, GGU has been a leader in online education for nearly three decades, and its evening and weekend programs offer maximum flexibility.  The law school provides students with a strong foundation in legal theory and the critical skills necessary to be a successful practitioner, and its diverse student body reflects a deep commitment to access and opportunity.  GGU is accredited by the American Bar Association (ABA) and the WASC Senior College and University Commission.

Contact:
Jenny McKeel
jmckeel@ggu.edu

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Attention new GGU Summer Term students! 📢 Join us for Student Success Orientation on Wed. 5/4. You'll get all the information you need to ensure academic success and social engagement at GGU. We'll connect you to a host of resources to help you transition successfully into the university. Register today for the Zoom link. ow.ly/o1AP50IUVUs ... See MoreSee Less

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Congrats!!Congratulations Cathryn! She finally got to walk with her colleagues and other graduates of Golden Gate University at Oracle Park in San Francisco! The classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022 were well represented! Master's Degree in Industrial-Organizational Psychology and High Honors. I am so proud of you my darling! #graduation ... See MoreSee Less

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I am so grateful that we could attend. Thank you, GGU

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The grad ceremony was amazing! Thank you to the faculty and everyone involved in organizing and preparing for this event. Much love to all. 🙏❤️

Timeline photosDear GGU Law Community:

It is with great sadness that I write to share news of the passing of Peter Keane, who died Sunday after a long illness. Peter Keane served as Dean of Golden Gate University School of Law from 1999-2003 and later, as a much beloved classroom teacher of Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure, Evidence Law, and Professional Responsibility. Dean Keane always said that his greatest pleasure at GGU was getting to know, teach and learn from his students.

In addition to his contributions at GGU, Dean Keane was a prominent member of the San Francisco and California legal communities. Among other distinctions, he was appointed to the San Francisco Ethics Commission and served both as President of the Bar Association of San Francisco and as Vice-President of the State Bar of California. His law reform achievements were notable, including authoring San Francisco’s Handgun Control Ordinance and California Proposition 190, which reformed the State Commission on Judicial Performance.

Drucilla Ramey, who followed Dean Keane as Dean, remembered him this way: “Peter Keane was a courageous and inspirational leader of legal academia, the broader legal community, and his own beloved San Francisco. Whether as Chief Assistant Public Defender, President of the Bar Association of San Francisco, Dean of Golden Gate Law School or Chair of the San Francisco Ethics Commission, Peter met society’s greatest challenges head on, with his characteristic intelligence, bravery, and élan, and leaves behind him not only scores of loved ones, friends, and admirers, but also a more fair and equal system of justice.”

Dean Keane will be greatly missed by those at GGU whose lives he touched. Please join me in extending our condolences to his wife Nancy and their family. As soon as I have news of the celebration of his life, I will share it.

Sincerely,
Dean Colin Crawford
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I had the pleasure of working with Dean Keane as a Board member in the early 2000’s. He was a great leader and inspiration to those he taught. Deepest sympathies to Nancy and his family.

Professor Keane was one of my FAVORITE professors at GGU. Such a smart and sweet person. Condolences to his family.

A couple months ago I crossed paths with Professor Keane in the rose garden at GGP. He was quick with a kind word and a nice conversation. I sincerely appreciate having known and had my life enriched by this bright and thoughful man.

He was a great professor and person!

Always admired Peter Keane; a great los to the legal community and all the people of San Francisco

Rest In Peace.

He was a kind person. I am sorry for your loss.

RIP…

Sorry for your loss.

RIP

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