School of Humanities and Social Sciences Dean Ross Alexander has been named as the vice president for Academic Affairs and Provost at the University of North Alabama (UNA) in Florence, Ala. He begins his new role at UNA July 1, 2017.
Alexander first joined IU East as the associate vice chancellor for Academic Affairs and dean of Graduate and Continuing Education in January 2012. He served in multiple leadership positions while at IU East.
Before joining IU East, Alexander was a professor and administrator at the University of North Georgia.
“While I am humbled and excited to assume this new leadership position at UNA, I will miss the wonderful faculty, staff, and students of HSS and IU East. I am thankful for all the campus has given me,” Alexander said.
UNA has approximately 7,500 students and over 140 graduate and undergraduate academic programs. In his role, Alexander will lead over 275 full-time faculty and a number of administrative units.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs TJ Rivard will assume the additional role of interim dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, and a national search for Dean Alexander’s replacement will commence this fall.