Dr. Douglas Knerr to serve as interim provost

Author: Carroll University

Published Date: 7/24/2018

Categories: Academics University News


Dr. Douglas Knerr headshot

Carroll University has selected Dr. Douglas Knerr to serve as interim provost beginning in July 2018. He was recommended by the Association of Governing Boards of Colleges and Universities as someone who possessed a strong affinity for Carroll students, with an extensive background in strategic planning and innovation in academic programming. 

“Dr. Knerr’s background, and depth and breadth of experience, will be a true asset as we embark upon the implementation of our strategic plan this coming year and as we begin the search for a permanent provost,” said Dr. Cindy Gnadinger, president of Carroll University. 

Dr. Knerr has served in a variety of academic and administrative roles, most recently as provost and vice chancellor of academic affairs at the University of Michigan at Flint, where he currently serves as professor of history. While there, his accomplishments included implementing strategies to create, enhance and sustain academic excellence, including establishing many curricular innovation initiatives.

Prior to his tenure there, Dr. Knerr served as executive vice president and university provost at Roosevelt University in Chicago, Ill. His achievements at Roosevelt linked a commitment to the integration of academic and service excellence across the institution. 

“I am honored to serve Carroll University and to be welcomed into such a wonderful and dynamic learning environment,” said Knerr. “I look forward to being part of the Carroll community and supporting the important work ahead.”

A national search for a new provost/vice president of academic affairs is currently underway at Carroll University and is being led by Dr. Thomas Courtice, principal of TBC Consulting, LLC along with a search committee.

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