Board of Trustees elects historian, former dean John McGreevy as next provost
Observer Staff Report | Tuesday, April 12, 2022
The Board of Trustees elected historian and former dean of the College of Arts and Letters John T. McGreevy as the next provost of the University, according to a press release Tuesday.
The appointment, effective July 1, was made with the consideration of University President Fr. John Jenkins’ recommendation and the help of a search committee consisting of elected and appointed faculty and students, the release said. Jenkins and the committee considered a group of candidates with backgrounds in an array of disciplines and experience at almost half of the nation’s top 25 universities, according to the release.
McGreevy served as the chair of the history department from 2002 to 2008 before becoming the dean of the College of Arts and Letters until 2018. He graduated magna cum laude from Notre Dame in 1986 with a bachelor’s degree in history before earning master’s and doctoral degrees in history from Stanford University.
The provost, the second-ranking officer at the University behind the president, oversees the overall operation of the University’s academic enterprise.