Alcorn launches search for next provost, Lee and Igwebuike to lead Academic Affairs
Lorman, Miss. (May 30, 2014) – Alcorn State University announced the appointments of Drs. Donzell Lee as interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs and John Igwebuike as interim associate vice president for Academic Affairs. Both assumed leadership roles pending the approval of the Board of Trustees of the State Institutions of Higher Learning.
Igwebuike will work closely with Lee to advance the academic mission of the institution while Alcorn searches for its next provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.
Both Lee and Igwebuike are dedicated to their field of scholarship and have a passion for mentoring students, said President Alfred Rankins Jr.
Lee began his career as an instructor of music in the Department of Fine Arts and progressed quickly through the professional ranks, distinguishing himself as a professor and scholar, earning the rank of tenured professor early in his career. In 2006, he was appointed interim vice president for Academic Affairs and most recently, he served as vice provost for Academic Affairs and Graduate Studies.
Igwebuike joined Alcorn in 2001 as an assistant professor in the School of Business. He played an important role in the institution's attainment of three major milestones: SACS Reaffirmation (2011) as co-assistant to Lee; NCAA Recertification (2012) as NCAA Faculty Athletics representative; and ACBSP Accreditation (2013) as associate dean of the School of Business.
“Alcorn appreciates the willingness of Lee and Igwebuike to lead Academic Affairs during our search for a permanent provost,” said President Rankins.
Confidential applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Candidate screening will begin immediately. For consideration, interested applicants should apply early and online at https://jobopps.alcorn.edu.