The University of Louisville Names Its Next Provost

Lori Stewart Gonzalez will be the next executive vice president and provost at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. She will take office on April 1.

The University of Louisville is a state-operated research institution with nearly 16,000 undergraduate students and more than 5,800 graduate students, according to the most recent data available from the U.S. Department of Education. Women make up 54 percent of the undergraduate student body.

“The University of Louisville is a unique institution that combines a national reputation for teaching and research with a firm commitment to its community,” Dr. Gonzalez said. “This opportunity to make a real difference both locally and globally stands out among higher education institutions. I look forward to being part of its continued and growing success.”

Dr. Gonzalez currently serves as vice chancellor for academic, faculty, and student affairs at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis. Before taking this position in 2015, Dr. Gonzalez served as senior advisor to the senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of North Carolina General Administration, as provost and executive chancellor at Appalachian State University, and associate dean and then dean of the College of Health Sciences at the University of Kentucky.

A native of Rockcastle County, Kentucky, Dr. Gonzalez earned her bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and audiology from the University of Kentucky. She holds a master’s degree in communication disorders from Eastern Kentucky University and a doctorate in speech from the University of Florida.

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