Betty Powell, Provost at Cedar Crest College, Resigns After 17 Months on the Job

Betty Powell

Betty Powell, provost at Cedar Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, has resigned after only 17 months on the job. Dr. Powell came to Cedar Crest in 2010 from Queens University in Charlotte, North Carolina, where she was dean of the College of Arts and Sciences.

In an email to faculty obtained by the Allentown Morning Call, Cedar Crest president Carmen Twillie Amber stated, “There are moments when both parties recognize that the fit is not ideal, and this is one of those moments. I believe this is the best outcome for Cedar Crest College.” In the summer of 2010, President Amber had called Powell “the perfect fit for Cedar Crest College.”

Dr. Powell is a graduate of Western Kentucky University. She hold master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Kentucky.

Cedar Crest is a women’s college with undergraduate enrollments of about 1,500 students.


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