Robert Marley to step down as provost

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On April 23, 2019

Dr. Robert Marley, provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs since 2014, has announced his plans to step down from the position, effective June 30, to transition to a faculty appointment as the Robert B. Koplar Professor of Engineering Management.

“Please join me in thanking Provost Marley for his service,” says Dr. Christopher Maples, interim chancellor. “As provost, Dr. Marley led the establishment of our current college unit structure, the hiring of deans for the new colleges and the hiring of several outstanding new faculty, plus the creation of S&T’s Center for Advancing Faculty Excellence. His efforts have laid the groundwork for future success.

“President Choi and I will engage the faculty, staff, students and supporters of S&T to appoint an interim provost with the concurrence of the new chancellor,” Maples says.

During his five-year tenure as provost, Marley oversaw all academic programs as well as enrollment management, pre-college programs, information technology, research and sponsored programs, technology transfer, undergraduate and graduate studies, and S&T’s library and learning commons. He led multiple strategic planning efforts at S&T.

Before coming to S&T, Marley served Montana State University in Bozeman for 25 years, including his roles as professor, dean and director of the College of Engineering and Engineering Experiment Station, and interim vice president for student success. He was also selected as an American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow, serving at Texas A&M University in 2012-13.

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