About Patricia Ladewig, Ph.D. In June 2012, Patricia Ladewig, Ph.D. was appointed provost, the chief academic officer of Regis University. Ladewig, who earned a doctorate in higher education administration from the University of Denver, continues to be chief academic officer, and along with additional supervisory responsibilities, serves as acting president in the extended absence of Father Fitzgibbons. Ladewig has worked in higher education for more than 30 years. She has previously served as vice president for Academic Affairs at Regis and was academic dean of the University’s Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions since 1991. She held faculty positions at Florida State University, The Catholic University of America, Pikes Peak Community College, and Loretto Heights College before beginning at Regis University in 1988. Ladewig currently serves as a director on the Board of Directors of ABET, the national organization that accredits programs in engineering and technology and on the Quality and Patient Safety Committee of the Board of Centura Health. She also served for many years as a Higher Learning Commission consultant-evaluator. In addition to her doctorate, Ladewig completed a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the College of St. Teresa and a Master of Science in Maternal-Newborn Nursing from The Catholic University of America. She is the co-author of Maternal-Newborn Nursing: A Family-Centered Approach, now in its 8th edition, and Maternal-Newborn Nursing: The Nurse, the Family and the Community, 7th edition. The Chicago native is married to Tim, an engineer at Lockheed Martin and has four grandchildren. In her free time she enjoys reading, traveling, downhill skiing, and attending Colorado Rockies baseball game – she is an avid fan.