2019-2020 Becoming A Provost Academy

AALI and the American Association of State and Colleges and Universities have announced the selection of the 2019-2020 Becoming A Provost Academy (BAPA) cohort.

Individuals selected for this year-long academy were nominated by the executive leadership of their institutions. BAPA participants are experienced academic leaders representing AASCU member institutions preparing to become successful chief academic officers/provosts in public colleges or universities. The academy year is comprised of two national seminars, webinars, structured mentorship experiences, and creation of individual Professional Development Plans.

2019-2020 Becoming A Provost Academy Participants

Ina Agnew
Vice President for Student Services
Okahoma State University Institute of Technology

Frederick Anthony Aikens
Administrative Fellow, Division of Academic Affairs
Central State University (OH)

Mary Anne Alabanza Akers
Dean and Professor, School of Architecture
Morgan State University (MD)

Jill Arensdorf
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Fort Hays State University (KS)

Jordan Michael Barkley
Dean, College of Education
Tarleton State University (TX)

Janet Buckenmeyer
Dean, Bayh College of Education
Indiana State University

David M. Callejo Perez
Associate Provost and Interim Dean, College of Education
Saginaw Valley State University (MI)

Maria Stalzer Wyant Cuzzo
Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Superior

Jerold Hale
Senior Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost
University of Tennessee Chattanooga

Michelle Renee Hawley
Associate Vice President and Dean of Undergraduate Studies
California State University, Los Angeles

Peggy A. James
Dean of the College of Social Sciences and Professional Studies
University of Wisconsin-Parkside

Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs-Designate
California State University, Fresno

Barbara J. Johnson
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Arkansas Tech University

Robert Kinucan
Executive Vice President and Provost
Sul Ross State University (TX)

Marilyn Elizabeth Lee
Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dickinson State University (ND)

Albert A. Liddicoat
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs and Personnel
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Brian Matthew Loft
Associate Vice President for Faculty and Student Success
Sam Houston State University (TX)

Chanaka Mendis
Assistant Provost
University of Wisconsin-Platteville

Timothy William Moore
Dean, School of Agriculture and Natural Resources
State University of New York Cobleskill

Darrell Mottley Newton
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Nancy S. Niemi
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Cheryl Nixon
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Fort Lewis College (CO)

Mary Elizabeth Pedersen
Interim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo

Joshua Bryant Powers
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
William Paterson University (NJ)

Christopher Michael Redfearn
Chair, Department of Music
Valley City State University (ND)

Shadow Jason Quinn Robinson
Dean, College of Engineering and Natural Sciences
University of Tennessee at Martin

Angela Marie Salas
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Framingham State University (MA)

Brandon E. Schwab
Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
Western Carolina University (NC)

Pamela Eflyn Scott-Johnson
Dean, College of Natural and Social Sciences
California State University, Los Angeles

Darryl Scriven
Dean of Arts, Sciences, Business, & Education
Winston-Salem State University (NC)

Arlene Sgoutas
Interim Dean, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
Metropolitan State University of Denver (CO)

Laurie Leslie Shanderson
Dean, School of Health Sciences
Northcentral University (MO)

Malinda Wilson Swoope
Special Assistant to the President for Strategic Planning and Initiatives
Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University

Daren J. Timmons
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
University of South Carolina Aiken

Mary Toale
Executive Assistant to the President; Affirmative Action Officer
State University of New York Oswego

Alan Utter
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Research
Arkansas State University

Mary Beth Walker
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
California State University Northridge