University Of Wyoming Selects New Provost

Mar 11, 2021

Credit University of Wyoming

The University of Wyoming's Board of Trustees have selected Kevin Carman as the next provost and senior vice president of academic affairs.

Carman served as the provost at the University of Nevada, Reno from 2013 to 2020. The decision was announced Wednesday.

UW President Ed Seidel said that Carman's administrative experience will be an asset to the university.

"Having served for the past eight years as the executive vice president and provost of the University of Nevada, Reno and as dean of the College of Science for nine years at Louisiana State University, Dr. Carman is uniquely qualified to address many of the circumstances and challenges which UW is faced with at this point in our history," Seidel said in a statement. "His extensive leadership experience and accomplishments, coupled with a proven record as an innovative leader committed to an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach across the spectrum of academic affairs at land-grant institutions, will benefit all areas of our university."

Carman's accomplishments in his previous positions include a revision of undergraduate core curriculum, launching online master's degree programs, and leading an update of the University of Nevada, Reno's master and strategic plans.

In the press release, Carman said he is excited to join UW in the second-ranking position.

"During my visit to Laramie, I was very impressed by the beautiful Wyoming campus and, more importantly, by the enthusiasm for and pride in UW that is evident among faculty, staff and students. President Seidel has articulated an ambitious agenda for UW, and I am confident that good things are ahead for the university and the state of Wyoming."

He will begin with the university in June.

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