Harpool to head Newberry College online & graduate programs

October 24, 2022

Newberry College has announced that Dr. David Harpool has been appointed acting associate vice president for online and graduate programs. He succeeds Dr. Kelli Lynn Fellows, who resigned last month.

Harpool serves as a professor in the Division of Business and Communications. In addition to teaching business and communications courses, he is in the process of building a speech and debate program.

Before Newberry, he served as president and provost of Northcentral University in San Diego. During his decade-long tenure, Northcentral experienced rapid growth in online enrollment, with 12,000 students enrolled online.

Harpool has also served on advisory boards for Blackboard, National Education Partners, and as a trustee of two nonprofit colleges.

Fellows, his predecessor, took a lead role in the planning and development of Newberry’s first master’s program in organizational development and leadership. She was instrumental in securing the necessary accreditation level change to allow Newberry to offer master’s level degrees. She has also worked with faculty on other graduate programs currently in development.


About Newberry College

Newberry College is a private, residential, co-educational institution with a diverse student population. Founded in 1856 by the Lutheran Church, Newberry College continues to be ranked among the South’s best colleges by U.S. News & World Report, consistently honored for value (No. 6), social mobility (No. 8) and overall best (No. 11). Offering baccalaureate degrees in 37 majors, one online graduate program, four online degree-completion programs and five dual-degree programs, the College’s foundation remains grounded in the liberal arts. In addition, the College offers 22 NCAA Division II sports, cheerleading, dance and esports. Newberry College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation, and the National Association of Schools of Music. For more information, visit newberry.edu.