President, The American University in Nigeria
DeWayne Frazier currently serves as the President of the American University of Nigeria (AUN). As President, he serves as the CEO for the university operations and leads the institution. Founded in 2003, as the first American-style university south of the Sahara, AUN is Africa’s first “Development University” and currently has around 100 faculty members and undergraduate and graduate enrollment of approximately 1,500 students. Dr. Frazier came to AUN from Iowa Wesleyan University, where he served as the Provost for eight years. There, he oversaw diverse areas across campus, including student success, student development, academic affairs, international education, online programs, academic divisions, and the graduate school.
Prior to joining Iowa Wesleyan, Dr. Frazier was the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Graduate School at Campbellsville University in Kentucky, where he oversaw 17 different graduate programs in various disciplines. Prior to his work at Iowa Wesleyan, Dr. Frazier served as the Senior Vice President for International Programs at Upper Iowa University (UIU). There, Dr. Frazier oversaw campus internationalization efforts, including the implementation of an international student recruitment plan and the growth of UIU’s academic extension centers abroad.