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MSU provost elected to board of Association of Chief Academic Officers

April 14, 2014

MSU Provost Martha Potvin has been elected to the inaugural board of directors of the Association of Chief Academic Officers. MSU photo by Kelly Gorham.   High-Res Available

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Martha Potvin, provost and vice president of academic affairs at Montana State University, has been elected to the inaugural board of directors of the Association of Chief Academic Officers, the first national organization representing chief academic officers.

The group includes provosts and vice presidents for academic affairs from accredited higher education institutions.  The organization provides a forum for discussing important academic affairs issues, as well as an environment where CAOs can communicate with, inform and educate one another.

Potvin has been MSU’s provost and vice president of academic affairs since 2011. Previously, she was the dean of the University of North Dakota College of Arts and Sciences and professor of biology. Potvin has a bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Connecticut, a master's degree in botany and plant ecology from Michigan State University and a doctorate from the University of Nebraska in ecology and evolutionary biology.

Accepting its first members in 2013, ACAO has enrolled 75 institutions as charter members, in addition to association and individual members.  The organization is actively soliciting institutional, association and individual members.  Membership information is available at ACAO’s website, www.acao.org.

 

Martha Potvin (406) 994-4371, mpotvin@montana.edu