Four Women Named Provost at Colleges and Universities

Linda Ellen JonesLinda Ellen Jones will be the next provost at Western New England University in Springfield, Massachusetts. She has been serving as vice president for statutory affairs at Alfred University in New York. Dr. Jones is the former director of the Picker Engineering Program at Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She will begin her new job on July 1.

Dr. Jones is a graduate of the University of Mary Washington in Fredricksburg, Virginia, where she majored in chemistry. She holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Pennsylvania State University.

dr-erica-c-holmesErica C. Holmes was appointed provost and executive vice chancellor for academic and student services at Pima Community College in Tucson, Arizona. She was vice president of academic and student affairs at Kennedy-King College of the City Colleges of Chicago system. From 2009-13, Dr. Holmes was vice president of academic affairs at Halifax Community College in Weldon, North Carolina.

Dr. Holmes is a graduate of St. Paul’s College in Lawrenceville, Virginia. She holds a master’s degree from Central Michigan University and an educational doctorate from Argosy University in Sarasota, Florida.

fragnolikristenKristen Fragnoli was named provost at Finger Lakes Community College in Canandaigua, New York. She has been serving as dean of liberal arts at Monroe Community College in Rochester, New York.

A graduate of Le Moyne College in Syracuse, New York, Fragnoli holds a master’s degree in communication from the College at Brockport of the State University of New York system.

CarolCarol Helland is the new provost of Mesabi Range College in Virginia, Minnesota. She has served in the post on an interim basis since July 2013 and has been on the staff at the college since 1991.

A graduate of Winona State University in Minnesota, Helland earned a master’s degree in education from the College of St. Scholastica in Duluth, Minnesota.


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