Congratulations and best of luck to Dr. Bruce A. McPheron on his appointment as executive vice president and provost at The Ohio State University on Wednesday, June 1.
Dr. McPheron, who had been serving in that position on an interim basis, was vice president for agricultural administration and dean of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences for three years.
The university conducted a national search to replace Provost Joseph Steinmetz, who became chancellor at the University of Arkansas in January.
“Bruce is a nationally recognized researcher, teacher and leader whose commitment to academic excellence and community engagement runs deep,” University President Michael V. Drake said in an email announcing the appointment.
Dr. Lonnie J. King will continue to serve as acting CFAES dean while the university conducts a national search to find a successor to McPheron at the college.
King took over the position last month from Dr. Ronald Hendrick, who is leaving Ohio State to become dean at Michigan State University’s College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.