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New Provost Named

Dr. Melanie Perreault of Buffalo State College will join Towson University as executive vice president of academic affairs and provost. Read more.

Towson University is seeking a Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs to join the university’s senior leadership team and play a major role in continuing to fulfill the institution’s mission to foster student success and personal growth. This individual will be the second-in-command at the university and a close partner of President Kim Schatzel, who began her tenure in January 2016.

TU is a comprehensive public university that balances teaching and research in an academic environment supportive of a high-quality student experience, academic rigor, distinguished scholarship and significant community engagement. A member of the 12-campus University System of Maryland, TU is the second largest and fastest growing institution, with almost 23,000 undergraduate and graduate students enrolled for the 2018 fall term.

The Office of the Provost provides the support and resources for an environment grounded in respect and inclusion where students, faculty, and staff can engage in learning and teaching, scholarly research and creative work. TU’s academic units include the College of Business and Economics; College of Education; College of Fine Arts and Communication; College of Health Professions; College of Liberal Arts; Fisher College of Science and Mathematics; and the Honors College.

The Provost will have a strong vision for academic excellence and a passion for the mission of public education, understanding the important social, cultural and economic roles it plays in the region and state. Equally important is the need for the Provost to apply strong management skills in directing the office of academic affairs and setting TU’s academic priorities. This leader will play a key role in assisting the President in the administration of the university, and will have the depth of management experience required to develop and execute strategies to ensure its future successes.

Review the full Leadership Profile (PDF).