Indiana University East will have a new executive vice chancellor for Academic Affairs beginning July 1, 2016. Michelle Malott, Ph.D., has been named to the position and will serve as the chief academic and student affairs officer as well as the institution’s senior administrative officer.
“IU East is very excited to welcome Dr. Malott to campus. Michelle has an impressive resume and record of experience that will assist her in leading the academic area of our campus,” said Chancellor Kathryn Cruz-Uribe.
Malott will provide academic leadership for the campus, with the responsibility to plan and administer all aspects of IU East’s programs, activities, personnel and budget in the instructional and academic support areas. She will work closely with the deans, directors, faculty, staff and student leaders to provide quality educational programs and services consistent with the campus mission.
Malott succeeds Larry Richards, who served in the role from 2004 to June 2015.
“I am honored and thrilled to have been selected as the executive vice chancellor for Academic Affairs for IU East. The overwhelming amount of pride and commitment of the faculty and staff in ensuring that an IU East education makes a lasting impact on student’s lives was not only very clear during my campus visit, but also very inspiring,” Malott said. “I am excited about joining the campus community and contributing to this commitment, and I am looking forward to providing leadership for ongoing efforts to support continued enrollment growth, ensure student success and to foster an environment that results in quality academic programming.”
Currently, Malott is the dean of the College of Science, Health, and the Environment and a professor of bioscience at Minnesota State University Moorhead (MSUM), located in Moorhead, Minn. She has been at MSUM since she first began as an assistant professor of bioscience in 2001. Before she was dean, she was the chairperson of the Department of Biosciences.
Malott received her Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences (Biochemistry) from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio, and her Bachelor of Science in Biosciences from the University of Windsor, located in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Following the completion of her doctorate, Malott was a research fellow in the Cancer Research Division at Eli Lilly and Company in Indianapolis. In addition to her role as executive vice chancellor, Malott has been recommended for an appointment as professor of biology at IU East.
“My husband and I (along with our three golden retrievers and one cat) are happy about returning to an area of the country we are familiar with and are excited about making Richmond our new home,” Malott said.