Dr. Janet Gooch selected as Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Dr. Janet Gooch selected as Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

June 1, 2017

Dear Colleagues:

It is my pleasure to announce that Dr. Janet Gooch will serve as our Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost beginning July 1, 2017.  Dr. Gooch has contributed significantly to our University, most recently as the Dean of the School of Health Sciences and Education and the Interim Dean of the School of Science and Mathematics.  Her impressive skill set and expertise, coupled with her passion for Truman and our mission, provide the strong foundation necessary to help Academic Affairs and Truman navigate these challenging and exciting times.

After learning of her selection, Janet shared, “I am honored and humbled to have been selected as Truman’s next Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost.  I am struck by the significance of the role and the extent of the responsibility and will do my absolute best to provide thoughtful, visionary and cooperative leadership to the University.  I am continually impressed by the quality of our faculty, staff and students, our academic programs and the positive, can-do spirit that has perpetually defined our community.  Truman’s proud past has impacted countless lives.  On this cusp of a promising future – our 150th birthday – I look forward to working with all of you in delivering on Truman’s pledge to provide an exemplary undergraduate education to well-prepared students, grounded in the liberal arts and sciences.”

I am enormously grateful for the thoughtful and engaged work of the EVPAA and Provost Search Advisory Committee:  Mike Ashcraft (School of Social and Cultural Studies), Heather Cianciola (School of Arts and Letters), John Jones (School of Health Sciences and Education), Stacey Kaden (School of Business) and Dana Vazzana (School of Science and Mathematics).  This committee has served our University well through its diligence, professionalism and dedication.  I would also like to thank those who applied for the position, particularly our other finalist Dr. Amber Johnson, for their deep commitment to Truman and their willingness to serve in this important way.  We are indeed fortunate to have such wonderful and talented colleagues.

Please join me in congratulating Janet and wishing her the very best in her new role.  I look forward to her leadership of Academic Affairs and the great work all of us will do together.

Best regards,