Dr. Charles Minnick


Dr. Charles Minnick serves as President Emeritus and Professor in the Forbes School of Business & Technology at the University of Arizona Global Campus (UAGC.) He also provides leadership for the MBA program and works to support new students entering the Forbes School of Business and Technology. Previously he served for 6 ½ years as president of the Ashford University residential and online campuses in Clinton, Iowa and eight years as dean of the College of Business and Professional Studies at Ashford University.

Before Ashford University and UAGC he spent nine years at Saint Ambrose University in Davenport, Iowa. His last position there was associate director and instructor in the Master of Organizational Leadership program. Dr. Minnick’s bachelor’s degree and MBA are both from Saint Ambrose, and his PhD is in Management and Decision Sciences with a concentration in Leadership and Organizational Change from Walden University. He has done consulting work in the areas of employee motivation, business ethics, improving team performance, strategic planning, and conflict management, and has presented at conferences across the United Sates.

He currently serves as board vice president for Mentor Clinton. In April of 2021 he was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for the International Accreditation Council for Business Education.  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 current Iowa Governor Reynolds to a second three-year term in 2017. In 2019, he was elected for a one-year term as President of the Iowa Advisory Council on Military Education (IA-ACME.)

In 2009, Dr. 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 two books: The Five Functions of Effective Management and Stay Engaged…It’s Essential. Chunks of Leadership Wisdom and Knowledge to Improve Your Leadership Effectiveness.