Catherine T. MacArthur School Transition Underway


Dr. Craig Domeck, dean of the Catherine T. MacArthur School of Leadership, shared his intention to retire in 2021.Provost E. Randolph Richards today announced that Dr. Craig Domeck, dean of the Catherine T. MacArthur School, intends to retire in 2021. Effective May 4, 2020, Domeck will return to the classroom at the Orlando Campus, where he began his association with PBA in 2005.

“Craig Domeck has a long career in and out of the classroom, teaching and modelling leadership,” Richards said. “Every time PBA has called upon Craig to step up and take on a new challenge, he has answered that call with enthusiasm, passion and commitment. In this next phase, I am pleased that another group of students will have the blessing of sitting under his able tutorage.”

Domeck has served as dean of the Catherine T. MacArthur School since 2015, having served as dean of PBA’s Central Florida Campuses in Orlando. He is the founder and principal of 3-D Leadership, a consulting enterprise focusing on leadership development, strategic planning and coaching. Before joining Palm Beach Atlantic, he had served as the director of full-time MBA programs and admissions for the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. Additionally, Domeck served 25 years with Cru (formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ), an international Christian organization headquartered in Orlando.

In the same announcement, Richards stated that Dr. Jonathan Grenz will assume the role of dean of the Catherine T. MacArthur School.

Dr. Jon Grenz, dean of the School of Ministry, will assume leadership of the Catherine T. MacArthur School of Leadership.“This role is tailor-made for Jon,” Richards said. “First, Jon holds a doctorate in educational leadership from Biola University. When PBA hired him in 2007, it was to teach leadership within a ministerial context. Second, he understands the unique opportunities and challenges of teaching today’s adult learners on both the undergraduate and graduate levels, having run similar programs for many years. Third, he knows the faculty, students and dynamics of Okeechobee Hall, which houses the Catherine T. MacArthur School. Lastly, Jon has a proven track record for innovation and growth, developing new programs and opportunities for expansion. Jon’s expertise and knowledge make him ideal for this role.”

Grenz, who currently serves as dean of the School of Ministry and will retain that position, is a veteran of more than 25 years of leading and consulting non-profit organizations. His Ph.D. work focused on leadership formation, team development and non-profit volunteerism. Prior to his appointment to the deanship, he served as director of PBA’s graduate ministry program and assistant director of the Center for Experiential Learning.

Established in 1989, the Catherine T. MacArthur School at Palm Beach Atlantic University currently serves 300 adult, non-traditional students. Along with its two degree programs, the MacArthur School provides the general education courses for all undergraduate evening and online students for both the West Palm Beach and Orlando campuses. The Catherine T. MacArthur School provides a leadership minor for the University’s traditional daytime students consisting of six, three-credit leadership courses.

The School operates several community outreach programs including a leadership program in partnership with the Junior League of the Palm Beaches for their Cotillion Academy.  Faculty teach a leadership foundations course for the Solomon Leadership Program, which is a partnership with the Palm Beach Synagogue. Additionally, faculty have provided strategic consulting for various organizations including the Community Health Center and Meals on Wheels.

Photo 1: Dr. Craig Domeck, dean of the Catherine T. MacArthur School , shared his intention to retire.

Photo 2: Dr. Jon Grenz, dean of the School of Ministry, will assume leadership of the Catherine T. MacArthur School of Leadership.