Rachel Crosen Will Be the Next Provost at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities

Rachel Crosen has been selected as the next provost and executive vice president at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. Dr. Crosen is expected to assume her new duties on March 30, 2020.

“I am honored to be chosen and am excited to serve in this role,” Dr. Croson said. “I look forward to working with President Gabel, the Board of Regents, vice presidents, deans, and other academic leaders, but especially the faculty and students across the university’s system.”

Since 2016, Dr. Crosen has served as dean of the College of Social Science at Michigan State University. She is also a Michigan State University Foundation Professor of economics. Earlier in her career, Professor Crosen served as dean of the School of Business at the University of Texas at Arlington, professor and director of the Negotiations Center at the University of Texas at Dallas, and associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. She currently serves on the Association of American Universities Advisory Board on Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination.

Professor Croson completed her undergraduate work in economics and philosophy with a minor in political science at the University of Pennsylvania before receiving her master’s degree and a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.


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