News • March 01, 2021

CBU names new dean for Dr. Robert K. Jabs School of Business

Riverside, Calif. (March 1, 2021) – Dr. Tim Gramling has been named dean of the Dr. Robert K. Jabs School of Business at California Baptist University. He will start his new position on April 1.

Gramling brings extensive experience in business, higher education and ministry to his new post. Since 2018, he has served as Executive Director at UEI College in Gardena, overseeing career diploma programs and externship assignments for allied health students at medical offices and health systems in Los Angeles County.

Previously, Gramling served as president of Colorado campuses at Colorado Technical University; president of Brooks Institute in Ventura; senior director of finance for DeVry University in Miramar, Florida; and held management positions with American Express and Sprint in Florida.

Gramling also has served as associate minister or senior pastor at churches in several states since 2003. In July 2018, he began serving as pastor of Olivet Baptist Church in Ventura.

“We are thrilled to have Dr. Gramling join the CBU team in the significant role as dean of the Jabs School of Business,” said Dr. Chuck Sands, CBU provost and vice president for academic affairs. “His leadership experience and his background as a Southern Baptist pastor are an excellent fit and we look forward to having him join us.”

Gramling earned a Doctor of Law and Policy degree from Northeastern University in Boston. He also holds a Master of Science in Computer Science from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Harvard University.

Gramling succeeds Dr. Andrea Scott, who became provost at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon, in July 2020.

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