LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A Kentucky native with experience in leading academic affairs on both traditional college campuses and health sciences centers will become the next executive vice president and university provost at the University of Louisville.
Lori Stewart Gonzalez, Ph.D., vice chancellor for academic, faculty and student affairs at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, will assume the position as UofL’s provost by April 1, 2021, pending approval by the UofL Board of Trustees. She succeeds Beth A. Boehm, who has served as provost since 2018. Boehm is returning to her role as dean of the graduate school.
A native of Rockcastle County, Ky., Gonzalez earned her bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and audiology from UK and her master’s degree in communication disorders from Eastern Kentucky University. She earned her doctorate from the University of Florida Department of Speech.
Reporting directly to the president, the executive vice president and the university provost is the university’s chief academic officer, overseeing undergraduate, graduate and professional education. The provost works closely with deans, vice presidents and other administration officials to advance the university’s teaching, research and service missions.