From staff reports
Marietta College officials announced Tuesday that the college's next provost and dean of the faculty will be Karyn Z. Sproles, the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Carlow University, in Pittsburgh.
Sproles will begin July 1.
"I am delighted to welcome Dr. Sproles to the Marietta family," Marietta College President Joseph Bruno said. "It was clear from her very successful visit to campus that she is a proven leader in higher education with a wealth of important experience. She will bring a great deal to our campus and I look forward to working with her."
Sproles was selected from among three semifinalists (and from more than 60 candidates whose credentials were reviewed) for a position that will have a number of responsibilities, including strategic planning, coordination across academic and administrative realms, faculty champion and working closely with the president's senior leadership.
As provost and dean of the faculty, leadership of the college falls to Sproles in the absence of the president.
Sproles, a native of Virginia, earned her Ph.D. in English (1987) and Master of Arts in English (1985) from the State University of New York at Buffalo
Sproles' hiring represents the culmination of a search process that began in August, soon after Bruno joined Marietta as its 18th President. Gama Perruci, dean of McDonough, has been serving a two-year interim role as provost.
Former Provost Rita Smith Kipp left the college in June 2010 after her contract was not renewed.