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UC Santa Barbara's alum named Oglethorpe University's provost and vice president for academic affairs

LaShaun Williams

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ATLANTA, GA — Oglethorpe University President Nick Ladany has appointed Dr. Kathryn McClymond as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

President Ladany commented, “Dr. McClymond brings a wealth of administrative and academic experiences to the position of Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs, including her extensive work in areas of faculty development and mentorship, and student support.”

Meanwhile, Dr. McClymond expressed her excitement about the appointment, “I’m very excited to join the extraordinary students, faculty, and staff at Oglethorpe University. I was drawn to Oglethorpe because of its commitments to student learning, the liberal arts, and the advancement of diversity and equity.”

She then added, “I’m looking forward to supporting and showcasing Oglethorpe’s contributions to national conversations about higher education.”

As a chief academic officer and a member of the senior administrative leadership team, Dr. McClymond will oversee all academic affairs and faculty, as well as the Office of the Registrar, Academic Success, Weltner Library, and the Oglethorpe University Museum of Art.

She is currently Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs in the College of Arts & Sciences at Georgia State University, where she has been a faculty member for 22 years. She also is a Professor in the Department of Religious Studies and served as chair for nine years.

In addition to receiving her Ph.D. and M.A. in Religious Studies from the University of California, Santa Barbara, Dr. McClymond also earned a B.A. in History and Literature from Harvard University.

At Georgia State, Dr. McClymond has led faculty and staff teams to advance program growth, student support, and faculty development and mentoring. She also has directed ongoing faculty recruitment, retention and recognition efforts.

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