A national search for our Provost is now underway. I have appointed Distinguished Research Professor Gail T. Fairhurst to chair the search committee. Dr. Fairhurst is the former head of the Department of Communication and a professor of communication in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences.
The Provost is the university’s chief academic officer, overseeing the colleges and deans, as well as academic affairs, faculty development, student affairs, enrollment management, international affairs, information technology, institutional research, experienced-based learning and career education. Reporting directly to the President, the Provost serves as the administration’s lead contact for the Academic and Student Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees.