I am committed to advancing Ashford's dedication of continuing strong progress and building on our key values of providing affordable, accessible, and quality programs.
Charlie Minnick, PhD
Vice President and Campus Director
Dr. Charles Minnick currently serves as President for the Ashford University Clinton, IA Campus and is also a faculty member in the Forbes School of Business and Technology. Previously he served for 2 years as Vice President/ Campus Director and 8 ½ years as Dean of the Forbes School of Business at Ashford. Before Ashford he spent ten years at Saint Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. His last position there was Associate Director and Instructor in the Master of Organizational Leadership program. Minnick’s Bachelor Degree and MBA are both from Saint Ambrose and his Ph.D. is in Management and Decision Sciences with a concentration in Leadership and Organizational Change from Walden University in Minneapolis. He has done consulting work in the areas of employee motivation, business ethics, improving team performance, strategic planning, customer service, and conflict management, and has presented at conferences across the United Sates. He currently serves as board Vice President for the Clinton Big Brothers/Big Sisters chapter, and is a board member for the Clinton Regional Development Corporation. In July of 2014 he was appointed by then Iowa Governor Branstad to serve on the Iowa Commission of Volunteer Service. He was reappointed by Iowa Governor Reynolds to a second, three year, term in 2017.
In 2009 Minnick was recognized for excellence in teaching by the Commission for Accelerated Programs. He was one of three award recipients from across the United States. In 2010, he received Bridgepoint Education’s “Best in Class” award. This is presented to Bridgepoint Education employees who best exemplify Bridgepoint Education’s commitment to Quality, Caring, and Innovation. He is also co-author of a textbook entitled” The Five Functions of Effective Management.”