March 20, 2023

Dr. Len Frey to function interim provost at Arkansas State College

Dr. Len Frey has been appointed interim provost at Arkansas State College, Chancellor Todd Shields introduced on Tuesday (Jan. 10). He’ll serve in that capability till a everlasting provost is appointed.

“I’m appreciative that Len is taking over these further duties for the subsequent few months, and I wish to thank him upfront,” Shields stated. “I’m grateful that now we have somebody accessible who can oversee our Division of Educational Affairs and Analysis that is aware of the campus and already has relationships with our educational leaders. This permits me to commit time to chairing the seek for our subsequent provost. I additionally know with the beginning of the legislative session, I would like to have the ability to have time to be accessible to be in Little Rock to work with our new governor and her administration in addition to our legislators.”

Beforehand a division chair and dean within the Griffin School of Enterprise previous to turning into the college’s govt vice chancellor for finance and administration and chief working officer, Frey might be stepping in for Shields, who served because the appearing provost the final days of the autumn semester.

“It’s my honor to help the chancellor with the day-to-day operations of Educational Affairs,” Frey stated. “I’m trying ahead to working with our deans and program chairs to assist clear up issues and pursue alternatives collectively.”

Frey additionally introduced that he is not going to be a candidate for the everlasting appointment.

A two-time graduate of Arkansas State, Frey returned to his alma mater because the chair of the Division of Administration and Advertising in 2000, a place he held beforehand at Nicholls State College. He was a division chair for 4 and a half years earlier than his appointment because the interim Griffin Dean in January 2005. He grew to become the everlasting dean within the fall of 2005 till his choice because the college’s vice chancellor over finance and administration in July 2012. He was promoted to govt vice chancellor and chief working officer in 2019.

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Arkansas State’s earlier provost, Dr. Alan Utter, introduced in December his intention to return to the classroom and is at the moment on sabbatical.