UAA names new provost

Posted: Thursday, July 26, 2001

ANCHORAGE (AP) -- University of Alaska Anchorage Chancellor E. Lee Gorsuch has named James P. Chapman as provost.

Chapman is the former president of Shawnee State University in Ohio.

Chapman begins Aug. 13. His past job experience includes 26 years in administrative positions at the University of Kentucky and the past three years as president of Shawnee State, one of Ohio's 13 public universities.

As provost, Chapman is academic officer at UAA. He will supervise the vice provost, associate and assistant vice provosts, deans and directors of the colleges, schools and community campuses, in addition to overseeing UAA academic policy.

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