Kimberly Greer, who has been on the faculty at Minnesota State University, Mankato since 1998, has been appointed as Stanislaus State’s new Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Her first day at Stan State will be Jan. 24.
Greer has served as dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Minnesota-Mankato since 2011. Prior to that appointment, she was a faculty member in the Department of Sociology and Corrections. In 2013, Greer assumed a two-year interim position serving the university as associate provost and associate vice president for Academic Affairs before returning to her role as dean.
“Throughout her career, Dr. Greer has demonstrated a passion for assuring access and success for all students as well as a strong commitment to faculty excellence and community engagement,” said Stan State President Ellen Junn. “She has worked to establish procedures and practices that improve student retention and completion rates as well as close the opportunity gap for underrepresented students. Similarly, she has collaborated to lead and support a number of initiatives designed to recruit and retain diverse faculty and staff members.”
Greer earned both her Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (1984) and her Master of Science in Administration (1991) from Southeast Missouri State University and her Doctorate in Sociology from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale (1998). She and her husband, Nick, look forward to joining the community of Turlock and exploring the Central Valley.
“I am honored, humbled, and incredibly excited to have been selected to serve Stanislaus State as the next Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs,” Greer said. “It is a privilege to join an impressive community of faculty and staff committed to preparing students to fully utilize their knowledge, creativity and passion to engage with and succeed in a dynamic and interconnected world.”
Stuart Sims, speaker of the Academic Senate, said, “I’m excited to join in welcoming Greer to our campus and community. She brings outstanding professional preparation and acumen to her new role, and will provide excellent leadership for Academic Affairs.”