Welcoming Stephen H. Kolison, Jr., University Executive Vice President & Provost

provost_welcome_1653In April, the University community welcomed Stephen H. Kolison Jr., as executive vice president and provost, serving as the institution’s chief academic officer.

Kolison brings to the role an effective record of research and implementing system-wide policies to increase degree productivity, expand learning opportunities including non-traditional students and foster innovative and effective teaching methods to increase student learning and educational success.

“Stephen’s expertise, leadership abilities and personality make him an ideal fit to support and enhance the spirit of collaboration among our faculty and guide our academic mission in the years ahead,” University President Robert Manuel said.

Since 2008 he served as vice president for Academic Programs, Educational Innovation and Governance for the University of Wisconsin System Administration. Previously he served on the faculty of Tennessee State University and Tuskegee University (TU), where he founded the Institute of Agricultural and Environmental Research and significantly expanded the support for TU research and outreach activities.

As Provost, Kolison is leading faculty collaboration and University-wide initiatives to expand the institution’s academic and intellectual life.