Faculty and Staff - March 27, 2023

As a reminder, our first provost finalist is on campus today. Also, please note below that the locations have changed for the public presentation and the meet and greet session. Today’s finalist is:

Laurie Couch, associate provost, Morehead State University.

Laurie Couch is associate provost at Morehead State University, where she has been responsible for faculty development, curriculum, program review, academic policy, strategic planning, budgeting, community engagement, and student success since 2016. She has worked closely with the faculty through shared governance to develop numerous new academic programs and revise general education, and through her leadership student retention and graduation rates increased significantly, completion rates in gateway courses dramatically improved, and equity gaps for at-risk students decreased. Couch is a site visitor for SACSCOC and serves as liaison to the Kentucky Council for Postsecondary Education, where she is a member of the Council of Chief Academic Officers and serves on several statewide higher education policy committees, and she served multiple terms in the Council for Undergraduate Research in Washington, D.C. A past president of the Southeastern Psychological Association, she earned her doctorate and master’s degree in experimental psychology from the University of Tennessee and a bachelor’s in psychology from Mississippi State University.  She has been recognized for excellent teaching and a strong record of scholarship on the role of personality and cognitive factors in the experience of trust and betrayal in interpersonal relationships.  

Please plan to attend the 3:30-4:30 p.m. public presentation in Whitton Auditorium located in Carroll Hall. A meet and greet session will follow from 4:30-5:15 p.m. in the Macfeat House. 

Check the website to review the candidate’s qualifications. 

I hope you will provide your feedback. 


Edward A. Serna