Mount St. Joseph University President H. James Williams announces Diana Davis, Ph.D., has been named Provost of the Mount, effective in July. She has been the interim Provost since last year.
As Provost, Dr. Davis is responsible for all academic departments and curricula, including implementation of academic plans and policies. She also oversees other departments including career services, student services, and serves on the President’s Cabinet.
“Dr. Davis is an outstanding educator and academic leader,” said H. James Williams, Ph.D., president of the Mount. “She distinguished herself in 2015 through superb leadership in securing reaffirmation of the Mount’s accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission. Indeed, her experiences as a chemistry faculty member, Dean of the School of Behavioral and Natural Sciences, and interim Provost have positioned her well to discharge effectively the duties of Provost.”
Dr. Davis has been with the Mount for 20 years as a chemistry professor and most recently as the Dean of Behavioral and Natural Sciences. She served as a visiting faculty member at Miami University. She has been an active scholar, collaborating on projects funded by the National Science Foundation and National Institutes of Health which engaged Mount undergraduates in original research.
“These are exciting times in higher education and the Mount is poised and ready to meet the changing needs of students and the marketplace,” she said. “I am so pleased to have this opportunity to work with Dr. Williams and the faculty and staff to develop the vision for our next strategic plan, Transformation 2025, and to make that vision a reality.”
Dr. Davis received her Ph.D. in biochemistry from Colorado State University, and her B.S. in Biological Science, also from Colorado State University. She lives in Oxford with her family.