Saint Mary’s appoints provost, senior vice president for academic affairs
Observer Staff Report | Thursday, January 10, 2019
Saint Mary’s College appointed Titilayo Ufomata as the College’s new provost and senior vice president for academic affairs effective June 1, as stated in Wednesday’s press release.
Ufomata formerly held the positions of provost and dean of faculty at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in 2012. Last academic year, Ufomata worked as the chief academic officer to the president and board of trustees at Hobart and William Smith Colleges where she “worked with faculty to strengthen the curriculum and to support students,” according to the press release.
Prior to her appointment as Interim President, Nancy Nekvasil served as provost and assisted with the search for her replacement. Nekvasil announced Ufomata’s appointment at the College Forum on Jan. 9, according to the release.
“I am thrilled to be welcoming Dr. Titilayo Ufomata as our new Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs,” Nekvasil said in the release. “Titi brings much experience and fresh ideas to this office for both undergraduate and graduate programs.”
Ufomata holds English degrees from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, and is a graduate of the University College London, earning a Ph.D. in phonetics. Ufomata also attended the Harvard Institute of Educational Management and the Higher Education Resources Services (HERS) Institute.