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Provost Search

Massachusetts College of Art and Design is now conducting a national search for our next provost. The search will be conducted throughout the spring semester, with the expectation that the new provost will join MassArt in July 2018.


  • Provost Position Description
  • Outlets where position has been advertised:
    The Chronicle of Higher Education, Women in Higher Education, Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, Hispanic Outlook, College Art Association, Academic Keys, Journal of Blacks in Higher Education, National Conference on Race and Ethnicity, Commonwealth Compact, New England Minority Network




Excerpted from a Letter to the MassArt Community on May 23, 2017

We will form a Provost Search Committee charged to conduct a search that is broad in scope, that solicits a pool of candidates that is diverse and qualified, and that presents our campus with a select group of candidates for interviews sometime during the spring 2018 term. Our goal is to hire a new provost to begin service by July 1, 2018. 

read THE full Statement

MassArt community participation 

Open Forum Discussions
Thank you to all the faculty, students, and staff who gathered at the open forum discussions in October to share their views on the qualities, characteristics, skills and abilities our next Provost should have. Everyone had the opportunity to voice their opinions in this very important part of the process, and the information gathered was taken into consideration in the development of the Provost Position Description.

Candidate Recommendations
Please forward any candidate recommendations you may have directly to our search consultants, Park Square Executive Search, at

General Feedback or Questions
The members of the Provost Search Committee welcome the College community’s involvement in the search process, and invite you to contact either of the Committee Co-Chairs with your suggestions or questions: Soon-Mi Yoo or Stephen Tourlentes.

Search Committee Members

Kathryn Calnan
Executive Director of Advancement
Janna Longacre
Professor of Ceramics
Joseph Connelly
Assistant Director of Facilities
Velda McRae-Yates
Executive Director of Human Resources
Jamie Costello
Associate Vice President/Dean of Students
Robert Perry
Associate Vice President of Administration
Robert Gainfort
Chief Preparator, Curatorial Programs
Jonathan Rand
Rose Glennon
Director of Academic Operations
Mercedes Sherrod-Evans
Chief Diversity Officer
Paul Hajian
Chair of Architectural Design
Stephen Tourlentes
Studio Manager of Photography (Co-Chair)
Ekua Holmes
Assistant Director, Center for Art and Community Partnerships
Soon-Mi Yoo
Chair of Film/Video (Co-Chair)
Jayme Horne ‘18, 
Painting & History of Art