Provost Search

Provost Search

Bloomsburg University – the third largest of the 14 members of Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education (PASSHE) – invites applications and nominations for the position of Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs ("Provost"). The leader will succeed Dr. Ira Blake, who was appointed as President of University of Houston-Clear Lake in July 2017.

Bloomsburg is a high-achieving, nationally recognized, comprehensive university that delivers a personal and challenging academic experience. Under the leadership of newly appointed President Bashar Hanna, the campus has entered a phase of renewed excitement and commitment to its mission.

Located in a beautiful rural region of central Pennsylvania, Bloomsburg offers its approximately 9,000 students 57 undergraduate degree programs and 20 graduate programs, including doctorates in audiology and in nursing practice. Bloomsburg serves diverse, motivated undergraduate and graduate students who want to learn and grow in a supportive environment that promotes exploration and discovery.

The university is seeking an experienced academic leader with the management qualities to build on the institution’s reputation and take it to even higher levels of academic excellence and student success. The exceptionally qualified and committed faculty and staff are proud of the institution’s accomplishments, providing students with outstanding academic and life experiences.

The new Provost will express a passion for the mission of public education, and he/she will understand and embrace the important social, cultural and economic roles public education 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 planning the next phase of Bloomsburg’s overall strategic plan and setting of academic priorities.


Open Forum Webcast

Live video webcast of each open forum will begin at 2:20 PM each day. Click the name of the candidate below to open the presentation in a new tab/window. Approximately one hour after the conclusion of each forum, the presentation will be available for on demand viewing at the same link.

Dr. Robert Fleischman (2/5/19)

Dr. Melanie L. Hatch (2/14/19)

Dr. Diana Rogers-Adkinson (2/18/19)

Dr. James S. Brown (2/21/19)

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