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Molitor Named Interim Provost



Scott Molitor was named interim provost in September

Scott Molitor, a member of the UToledo faculty since 2000, was named interim provost in September. Molitor, who had most recently served as interim vice provost for academic affairs and acting dean of the College of Graduate Studies, replaced Risa Dickson, who was appointed interim provost in July 2022.

He will lead the Division of Academic Affairs as interim provost and executive vice president for academic affairs while the University continues its search for a permanent chief academic officer.

Molitor joined the College of Engineering as an assistant professor in the Department of Bioengineering in 2000. He served as senior associate dean for academic affairs, associate dean of undergraduate studies, and undergraduate program director. He represented the college on Faculty Senate for nine years. He joined the Office of the Provost staff in 2022.

Molitor earned his Ph.D. in biomedical engineering from Johns Hopkins University and bachelor’s degree in engineering science from the University of Michigan. He completed postdoctoral fellowships at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the University of North Carolina School of Medicine.

Molitor has announced a pair of additions to the provost’s office.

Mary Humphrys, associate professor in the Department of Applied Organizational Technology in the John B. and Lillian E. Neff College of Business and Innovation, will serve as acting vice provost for academic affairs.

Dan Hammel, professor in the Department of Geography and Planning in the College of Arts and Letters, has accepted the position of acting vice provost for graduate affairs.

The pair are assuming the responsibilities previously held by Molitor. In a release announcing the changes, Molitor said: “Mary brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position and will be instrumental assisting during this transitional period … And Dan’s vast experience and expertise related to graduate students and programs will ensure the continued success of graduate affairs.”

Humphrys joined the UT faculty in 1989 and during her tenure has served as a department chair on two separate occasions for a total of 13 years. In addition, she has served as president of Faculty Senate, the faculty representative on the Ohio Faculty Council and on the UT Board of Trustees Trusteeship and Governance Committee and the Academic and Student Affairs Committee. Most recently, Humphrys has been a special assistant to the provost for adult and transfer maintaining ongoing partnerships with community colleges, fostering new collaborations and ensuring transfer student success.

Hammel has been a faculty member at UT since 2005. During his career he has served as associate dean in the College of Arts and Letters where he oversaw graduate programs. He also has held department chair and graduate program director roles. Hammel currently serves as the College of Arts and Letters social sciences representative on the University Research Council.

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