The University of Montevallo in Alabama Appoints Courtney Bentley as Provost

Courtney Bentley is the new provost and vice president of academic affairs at the University of Montevallo in Alabama. She has been serving as interim provost since January.

“I am deeply honored and humbled to be named provost and vice president of academic affairs for the University of Montevallo,” Dr. Bentley said. “I believe the strength of the university’s premiere academic programs are grounded in our liberal arts identity and I look forward to building on these traditions to embrace challenges and celebrate success as we move forward.”

In 2018, Dr. Bentley was appointed dean of the College of Education at the university. She had been serving as associate dean of programs for the School of Education at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Earlier, she taught at the University of Montevallo, Troy University in Alabama, and the University of Central Florida.

Dr. Bentley currently serves as immediate past president of the Alabama Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and co-chair of the Advancing Multicultural Learning Committee of the National Association for Multicultural Education.

Dr. Bentley is a graduate of Auburn University in Alabama. She earned a master’s degree at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro and a doctorate in curriculum and teaching from Teachers College at Columbia University in New York City.

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