For the first time in its history, Meredith College has a provost. Matthew Poslusny, the first person to serve as senior vice president and provost at Meredith, officially began at Meredith on July 1. In this role, Poslusny leads the College’s academic and enrollment initiatives.
Prior to joining Meredith’s administration, Poslusny served as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and the Common Student Experience at Widener University. His previous experience includes several years as chair of the Marist College chemistry department and the University of Charleston (W.Va.) Maier endowed chair of environmental science. Poslusny’s work has been published in both higher education and scientific journals.
Poslusny, who holds a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of North Texas, brings extensive experience in academic administration and as a faculty member.
“I have been in higher education since 1990, the first ten years or so as a full-time faculty member,” said Poslusny. “I think that experience is important because I understand the demands placed on a full-time faculty member.”
One of Poslusny’s initial goals is to get to know the Meredith community and its culture.
“In order to be successful it all starts with building relationships. It will be important for me to get to know faculty, staff, and students, and for them to get to know me. This also gives me the opportunity to really get to know the culture of Meredith.”
Poslusny values the opportunity to work in higher education and to support its impact on students. “We only have students for four years. We need to be able to prepare them for not only their first job right out of college but for what happens ten years after, twenty years after . . . it's great to be part of that,” Poslusny said.
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