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Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Search

The Opportunity

Winthrop University, a highly ranked, public comprehensive university in Rock Hill, South Carolina, seeks an experienced and highly qualified leader to assume the role of Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. This position reports directly to President Daniel F. Mahony and will serve as both the chief operating officer and the chief academic officer of the institution. The Provost is second to the President and responsible for leading the institution in the President’s absence.

Provost Search Finalists

Please see below the dates for when each finalist will visit campus and read the press release for details on the candidates' visits. Following each visit, please follow the links below to the evaluation tool to share your feedback on the finalists.


March 17 – 19, 2019

Dr. Melanie Hatch

Associate Provost
Albany State University
Albany, Georgia

Dr. Melanie Hatch


March 20 – 22, 2019

Dr. Adrienne McCormick

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
Winthrop University
Rock Hill, SC

Dr. Adrienne McCormick


March 24 – 26, 2019

Dr. Jie Chen

Dean, The Graduate School
James Madison University
Harrisonburg, VA

Dr. Jie Chen


March 27 – 29, 2019

Dr. Robert “Bud” Fischer

Dean and Professor, College of Basic and Applied Sciences
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro, TN

Dr. Robert Fischer

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