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Eisler, David L. Academic Affairs Provost and Vice President records

David L. Eisler Academic Affairs Provost and Vice President records 1977-2004 1996-2003

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Guide to the David L. Eisler Academic Affairs Provost and Vice President records

2901 University Circle
Ogden, UT, 84408-2901
Phone: 801-626-6388
Fax: 801-626-7045

Profile Description

Creation: This finding aid was encoding in EAD by Archon 3.21 from an SQL database source on April 15th, 2014.
Language: The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Overview of the Collection

RepositoryWeber State University Archives2901 University CircleOgden, UT, 84408-2901URL: archives@weber.eduPhone: 801-626-6388Fax: 801-626-7045
CreatorEisler, David L.
Collection TitleDavid L. Eisler Academic Affairs Provost and Vice President records
Physical Description15.75
Language of MaterialsEnglish

Arrangement of Materials:

This collection is arranged alphabetically and chronologically.

Scope and Contents

This series contains correspondence, reports, financial records, conference materials, commencement information, minutes, curriculum information, information regarding the change from quarter to semester, committee information, personnel records, awards, and information about sabbaticals.

Administrative History:

Dr. David Eisler received a Bachelor of Music in clarinet performance from the University of Michigan in 1972, a Master of Music from Yale University in 1975, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Michigan in 1978. He married Patricia Johnson on January 6, 1973.  He and his wife have two daughters, Heather and Lindsay.

He began his academic career as a music instructor at Troy State University in Alabama in 1975, advancing to the rank of tenured full professor and Associate Dean of the School of Fine Arts in 1982.  He then served as the Dean of the College of Fine Arts at Eastern New Mexico University from 1990-1996. When he began his tenure as Dean, his college was under threat of termination or combined with the college of science. By the time he left he was considered an asset to the university. During this period ENMU was chosen by the Pew Charitable Trust to receive its Leadership Award for the Renewal of Undergraduate Education.

Dr. Eisler was the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs from 1996-2003. He was the fourth individual to hold the office of Provost at Weber. During his tenure the school transitioned from the quarter to semester system, he participated in the university's first capital campaign in 2003, and saw the introduction of several undergraduate and graduate programs. He helped reverse the school's trend of declining enrollment with growth in the student body from 13,900 to 18,100. While at Weber State he helped guide the creation of WSU Online, selected by the University Continuing Education Association as Outstanding Distance Education Program of the Year in 1998. While at Weber, Dr. Eisler presented and published on campus portals, teaching and learning with technology and the use of technology to create 21st century learning organizations.

Dr. Eisler left Weber State in 2003 to become the president of Ferris State University in Big Rapids, Michigan.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Weber State University.
Academic Vice President, College or university.
Block scheduling (Education).
Corporate minutes.
Schedules, school.
Schedules, schools--United States.
School year.
Universities and colleges--Accounting.
Universities and colleges--Administration.


Conditions Governing Access:

The collection is open for research use.

Administrative Information

Custodial History:

Material was acquired from the Office of the Academic Affairs Vice President (2001-006; 2002-038).

Preferred Citation:

[Item identification], Dello G. Dayton Academic Affairs Provost and Vice President records, 12-00-003, Weber State University Archives, Ogden, Utah.

Acquisition Information:

Received from the Office of the Academic Affairs Vice President in 2001-2002.

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