Search set to begin shortly for executive vice president and provost

August 24, 2012

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Executive leadership will be a topic of discussion at Penn State over the next several months as officials prepare to fill the post of executive vice president and provost.

Penn State President Rodney Erickson previously served as the University's executive vice president and provost. The executive vice president and provost position has been held on an interim basis since November 2011 by Robert Pangborn. The executive vice president and provost is the University's chief academic officer, reports directly to the president and acts as chief executive officer in the absence of the president.

"As a leading public research university, we plan to attract a strong field of potential candidates. The executive vice president and provost will have leadership responsibility to continue our trajectory of world-class academic achievements through a broad understanding of and experience in higher education and the ability to help set priorities for the University’s future," Erickson said.

The general process for naming a new provost will involve the guidance of a broadly based search advisory committee chaired by a faculty member and with the assistance of a national search firm. More information on this search effort, including process information and search advisory committee membership, will be communicated in the near future.

Last Updated August 24, 2012