Serves in same role at Northeastern State University
MURRAY, Ky. (April 26, 2017) — Dr. Mark Arant has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Murray State University, pending approval by the university’s board of regents. Arant will serve as MSU’s chief academic officer, responsible for the oversight of all academic areas. He begins July 1.
Since 2014, Arant has served as the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Northeastern State University where he 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.
Arant has held positions at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith and the University of Louisiana at Monroe. He earned his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Alabama and his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Louisiana Tech University.