The University of Indianapolis has selected Stephen Kolison to serve as executive vice president and provost. Kolison has served as associate vice president for academic programs, educational innovation and governance for the University of Wisconsin System Administration since 2008.
Kolison will begin the transition to his new role April 1 and will formally assume the job July 1. The university says David Wantz will continue as interim executive vice president and provost through June 30.
"Dr. Kolison comes to us at the right time in our institutional history," said Jonathan Evans, co-chair of the provost search committee. "His strong track record in building academic programs and supporting faculty development, coupled with his exemplary collaborative skills and thoughtfulness, will positively influence our campus and strengthen the intellectual life and impact we provide."
UIndy says Kolison brings a wealth of experience to the position, including securing research funding. He helped bring in more than $25 million in grants during his time at Tennessee State University and Tuskegee University.