In his second month as the university’s chief academic officer, Provost Dan Myers has made several key organizational shifts within the Office of the Provost.
Dr. Gary Meyer has been named senior vice provost for faculty affairs. In this role, Meyer will be the second in command for the Office of the Provost. In addition to his faculty affairs responsibilities, the Center for Teaching and Learning will report to him.
Many of the duties included in Meyer’s previous role (vice provost for undergraduate programs and teaching) will be assumed by a redesigned position – vice provost for academic affairs. Provost Myers will soon launch an internal search for this open position.
Dr. Marya Leatherwood has been named the vice provost for strategic and academic planning, responsible for guiding the university’s strategic plan and overseeing the Office of Institutional Research and Analysis, as well as assessment. Dr. James McMahon will assume Leatherwood’s previous position as interim vice president for student affairs.
“In building our team, it was clear early on that Dr. Meyer and Dr. Leatherwood are strong, respected leaders at Marquette and they would be invaluable to me, the office and the university,” Provost Myers said. “Also, I want to thank Dr. McMahon for taking on his new role as interim vice president for student affairs, which is one of the university’s most important leadership positions.”
In addition to the open vice provost for academic affairs position, Provost Myers will also fill the vice provost for enrollment vacancy. That search is set to begin Jan. 1, 2016, he said.
All changes are effective Monday, Aug. 17, recognizing there will be transitionary work over the coming weeks. An updated organizational chart for the Office of the Provost is available online.