Regent University announced its eighth president, Monday, after a six-month national search to fill the seat following news that founder Dr. Pat Robertson would be stepping down from his duties at the school.
The university's Board of Trustees unanimously named Dr. Carlos Campo to the presidency effective on Aug. 1, 2010. Campo is currently serving in his position of two years as the vice president of academic affairs at Regent University.
Chairman of the Board, Conoly Phillips, praised Campo in a statement released by the university.
"Dr. Campo is a man of vision, character and unwavering support for the mission of Regent University, and his love for students is foremost," he said.
Campo also expressed his gratitude to the Board of Trustees.
"My family and I are grateful to Dr. Robertson and the Board of Trustees for their confidence in me and for the opportunity to serve in this role," said Dr. Campo. "Thanks to Dr. Robertson's leadership and the dedication of students, faculty and staff, Regent University has established a solid reputation in a very short time.
"With our board's direction, Dr. Robertson's continuing vision, and our talented faculty, staff and students, we are poised to meet our strategic goals in the days ahead," he added.