Updates from the Provost - Looking Forward
- Tuesday, January 19th, 2021
As we prepare to begin the spring semester, I wanted to share with you some important news.
As you know the past year has been remarkably challenging, each of us dealing with the burdens and difficulties created by COVID-19 and a global pandemic. On top the professional hurdles, like many of you, I also have dealt with significant personal challenges.
After much thought and careful consideration, I have determined that I want to explore the new opportunities that the flexibility of retirement might offer to me personally and to the WKU and Bowling Green communities. While I have enjoyed my work at WKU, I do not feel comfortable making a commitment to you and the university to continue in an administrative role for another four years.
I have shared with the president my intent to retire at the end of the fall semester and that I will not return to the position of Ogden College Dean.
I am proud of what I have accomplished in my career and at WKU, both in my deanship and as Acting Provost. I am grateful for the support that so many of you have given me, both personally and professionally, in these roles. When the pandemic has passed, I look forward to celebrating with you in person, as I transition to the next phase of my life. Meanwhile, we have much work to accomplish this semester as we work our way out of this health crisis and to set the stage for new academic leadership to join us next fall.
As always, thank you for all you do for our university.
Cheryl L. Stevens, PhD
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs