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Gordon Named EWU Provost

Published: February 23, 2016

CHENEY, Washington - After an extensive nationwide search, Eastern Washington University President Mary Cullinan has named Scott Gordon, PhD, the new Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at EWU. Gordon's appointment is effective July 1, 2016.

Gordon comes from the University of Southern Indiana (USI), where he has served as the Dean of the Pott College of Science, Engineering and Education since 2005. He has a comprehensive track record in all aspects of academic administration, including student recruitment and retention, core curriculum development, faculty recruitment, fiscal planning and strategic planning.

"I am thrilled to have Dr. Gordon join the EWU team, and I look forward to a strong partnership that will focus on student success," says President Cullinan. "Dr. Gordon's energy and values align with EWU's vision of access and a student-centered education. His leadership will also help EWU continue to build strong bridges in all the communities that we serve."

Gordon was one of three exceptional candidates who visited the Cheney and EWU Spokane campuses for a series of interviews as part of the search process.

"I am truly excited for this wonderful opportunity to serve as provost at Eastern Washington University," says Gordon. "I look forward to working with President Cullinan and EWU faculty to embrace and strengthen the university's long legacy of providing high quality academic programs."

Scott GordonA native of Malone, New York, Dr. Gordon received his bachelor's degree in Biology from the State University of New York at Cortland and his master's degree and Ph.D. in Botany/Mycology from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.

Before he begins his appointment in July, Gordon will visit EWU campuses to meet with faculty and staff in each College and learn more about how he can best serve the university.


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