Armstrong Announces New Director of First Year Experience
(June 16, 2012) Armstrong announces the appointment of Herbert "Bruce" Bruce as director of First Year Experience, effective June 8.
In his position, Bruce will develop, coordinate, implement, manage and promote the university's First Year Experience program, including the articulation of a vision and goals for student learning and development in the first year, and the creation of academic and co-curricular programs in support of first-year students.
Bruce comes to Armstrong from Lynchburg College, where he had been director of the college’s First Year Program since 2002. He earned a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry and a master of education degree from Auburn University and a doctorate in education leadership with an emphasis on higher education from the University of Virginia.
Following active duty in the Navy as a submarine warfare officer, Bruce has continued in the Reserves and currently holds the rank of Commander. In addition, Bruce completed the Master Brewer program and two semesters of graduate-level course work in brewing and fermentation science at the University of California-Davis and has worked professionally as a head brewer and plant manager at several micro-breweries and brew pubs. He also worked for Proctor & Gamble as a product development engineer for a number of years.