Vincennes University has appointed Laura Treanor provost and vice president of instructional services/dean of faculty. She will begin her duties on June 25 to allow her to work closely with Laurel Smith, outgoing provost, who will retire on July 27. Smith has served as interim provost since August 2015.

Treanor most recently served as system associate vice president for institutional effectiveness at the Baker College System Headquarters in Flint, Michigan, where she was instrumental in institutional Higher Learning Commission accreditation and AQIP efforts.

She also previously served as vice president for academics at the Baker College, Clinton Township campus. In that role she managed a multi-million dollar budget and provided strategic and visionary leadership for 4 deans, 31 program directors, 30 full-time faculty, and approximately 400 adjunct faculty as well as academic support services personnel, the registrar, advisors and administrative support staff.

Earlier positions include associate professor at Roanoke College, assistant professor at West Virginia University, and associate professor at Barton College. Treanor earned a Bachelor of Science at Virginia Tech University, a Master of Arts at Ohio State University, and a Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Virginia Tech University.

Treanor has served her community in various roles, including as a speaker for Leadership Macomb, member of the Port Huron Rotary Club, participant in more than 25 community based 5K and 10K events for local organizations and charities, and as a volunteer for the YMCA, United Way, and Macomb Postal Service Food Drives.

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