PAINESVILLE, Ohio -- The 12th president of Lake Erie College was announced, following a unanimous vote at the board meeting Saturday.

Dr. Brian D. Posler, Provost and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas, will take office June 15.

The Board accepted the recommendation of the College’s Presidential Search Committee, which conducted a national search beginning last summer.

While at Baker University, Posler is the university’s Chief Academic Officer.

“I am thrilled to become the 12th president of Lake Erie College,” said Posler. “I gratefully accept the mantle of leadership of this dynamic institution with its vibrant spirit of community and grand liberal arts tradition. I look forward to joining the directors, faculty and staff as together we fulfill our mission to prepare students for meaningful lives, successful careers and responsible citizenship.”

Posler also served as Assistant Provost for Undergraduate Studies and later as Associate Provost for Academic Affairs at the University of Southern Indiana. He has held several faculty positions at Millikin University.

He was one of four political scientists selected nationally to serve Congress as a congressional fellow with the American Political Science Association in 2000-2001.

Posler holds a B.A. in politics and history from Cornell College as well as an M.A. and Ph.D. in political science from Rice University.