Will participate in public forums
MURRAY, Ky. (April 6, 2017) — Murray State University has announced three finalists for the provost and vice president for academic affairs position. Each candidate will visit the campus, where they will participate in a public forum.
- Dr. Keith Hargrove, dean of the College of Engineering at Tennessee State University. Hargrove has been at TSU since 2009. The college increased enrollment by 25 percent since he’s been at the school and during the past three years has increased the FE-Exam pass rate from 14 percent to 80 percent. Hargrove coordinated ABET accreditation for four engineering programs and obtained the college’s first ABET accreditation for the school’s Department of Computer Science. He also led the college’s strategic planning process and secured research funding totaling more than $10 million. He will be at MSU on April 11.
- Dr. Mark Arant, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Northeastern State University. He has served in his current role since 2014. He has led the development of the strategic plan for academic affairs, established new agreements for international exchange programs and created new concurrent enrollment initiatives with area high schools. He also led the maintenance of the university’s accreditation with The higher Learning Commission and laid the foundation for a new school of visual and performing arts. He will be at MSU on April 13.
- Dr. Dennis Rome, dean of the College of Letters and Sciences at Columbus State University. He has been in his current role since 2014. He as focused on enrollment growth at both the undergraduate and graduate levels, including the development of new graduate programs and the creation of a summer retention scholarship. He has also provided support for unit- level accreditation processes and helped raise more than $3.2 million for experiential learning, student scholarships and professorships. He will be at MSU on April 18.