Two Women Scholars Appointed to Provost Positions

Beginning June 1, Debbie Storrs will serve as interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of North Dakota. She will serve as interim provost for 13 months. Dr. Storrs joined the university in 2013 when she was named dean of the College of Arts & Sciences. She currently serves as senior vice provost.

Dr. Storrs is a graduate of the Univesity of Alaska, Anchorage, where she majored in sociology. She earned a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Oregon.

April White Pugh was appointed provost at Southern Wesleyan University in Central, South Carolina. Dr. Pugh has been serving as interim provost since June 2019 and previously served Southern Wesleyan as vice provost for academic affairs and associate vice president for academic excellence. Prior to coming to Southern Wesleyan University, Dr. Pugh served as assistant dean for academic affairs at Bainbridge State College in Donalsonville, Georgia.

Dr. Pugh holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in adult education and human resource development from Florida State University. She earned a Ph.D. in psychology with a concentration in industrial and organizational psychology from Capella University.

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