Florida State dean is new UH provost

UH has chosen a new provost:

After more than a year of searching, UH has found a new provost: Donald J. Foss, the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Florida State University.

University President Jay Gogue announced the selection Thursday, and Foss said he is eager to begin working with the UH community.

"I plan to help to move UH into flagship (research) status as quickly as possible," Foss said. "I think what I'll do first is meet with key leaders on campus and get a sense of what their concerns are."

He was one of three candidates a UH System search committee identified after a national search. As provost for UH and senior vice chancellor for academic affairs for the System, Foss will oversee all academic affairs on campus and coordinate academic programs with the provosts of the other three System universities.

Foss said he was drawn to UH because of its commitment to become a flagship research institution.


Foss, a native of Minneapolis, Minn., holds a doctorate in experimental psychology with a minor in child development from the University of Minnesota. Before becoming a dean at FSU, he was a professor and chairman of the psychology department at The University of Texas at Austin for 12 years.

Posted by Anne Linehan @ 03/21/05 11:54 AM | Print |

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