Marie Lynn Miranda to step down as provost
Observer Staff Report | Thursday, December 9, 2021
Marie Lynn Miranda announced her intention to step aside as provost effective Dec. 31, according to a Thursday press release.
The release cited a letter from Miranda to the campus community, where she said she has reflected on how she wants to engage with building a post-pandemic world.
“I find myself compelled to work more directly on the issues about which I am most passionate,” Miranda said in the letter.
In her time at Notre Dame, Miranda prioritized the University’s goals in diversity and inclusion, led adjustments in educational teaching during the pandemic and hired new academic leaders, among other achievements.
Miranda took over the provost position at the end of the 2019-2020 academic year, after Thomas Burish stepped down. Miranda will remain a tenured faculty member at the University, the release said.
University President Fr. John Jenkins expressed his gratitude to Miranda for her strong leadership.
“As chief academic officer, she provided stability and strong, calm guidance for our faculty, staff and students during this unprecedented pandemic, all while advancing the academic mission of the University,” Jenkins said in the release.
Per the Academic Articles, Jenkins will form and chair a search committee for the next provost that will include faculty and student representatives and include input from the campus community.
Chris Maziar, vice president and senior associate provost, will serve as interim provost.