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William Ehmann, USU Alumnus, named as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Marymount University

USU Alumnus, William Ehmann (PhD, ’94) has been named Marymount University’s new provost and vice president for academic affairs. Marymount University is located in Arlington, VA; Ehmann will assume the post on June 1, 2017.

“Beyond my biology-ecology degree, I learned a lot about academic administration at USU by watching my advisor, Dr. James A. MacMahon succeed in several roles, and having the opportunity to participate in USU’s graduate student government,” Ehmann said about his time at Utah State University as a graduate student.

About his new position, Ehmann says, “Marymount University’s commitment to inclusive excellence, the whole person, and student success resonates strongly with me. I can’t wait to be on campus meeting and talking with everyone about the great and enduring work we can do together.”

He earned his doctorate in biology from Utah State University, a master’s degree in geological sciences from Brown University and a bachelor of science degree in earth sciences from the University of Notre Dame. He also holds an executive certificate in transformational non-profit leadership from Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. From 2012 to 2016 he was associate provost for Research and Graduate Education and a professor of biology at Seattle University, where he received a $2.1 million grant from the National Science Foundation to help recruit and retain women faculty in STEM. Ehmann has served on the faculty of Drake University and has worked as an administrator at Northland College, Empire State College and Plattsburgh State University in the State University of New York System.

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