Middle Tennessee State University names Brad Bartel new provost
The Murfreesboro Post
June 8, 2010
Dr. Brad Bartel, president at Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo., has been named the next provost at Middle Tennessee State University, announced MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee.
Bartel, who has served as president of the public liberal arts college since 2004, is expected to assume his new post at MTSU on July 12.
With more than 35 years of experience in higher education, including more than 25 years of senior-level administrative leadership at four major public universities, Bartel will replace Dr. Kaylene Gebert, who returned to full-time faculty status in fall 2009 as a professor in the Department of Speech and Theatre after serving as executive vice president and provost at MTSU for six years. Dr. L. Diane Miller, vice provost, served as interim provost while the nationwide search for Gebert’s permanent replacement was under way.
“MTSU is extremely fortunate to attract someone with Dr. Bartel’s extensive administrative and academic experience,” McPhee said. “As a sitting president and former provost, he brings the kind of comprehensive view of institutional operations and the academic enterprise that is needed to help us in our efforts to position MTSU for the future.”
Prior to assuming the presidency at FLC, Bartel served as provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Florida Gulf Coast University (2000-2004); dean of the graduate school and associate provost for research at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (1991-2000); and associate dean for the Division of Graduate Affairs and the Division of Research Affairs at San Diego State University (1983-1991).
A published scholar in the field of anthropology, Bartel began his collegiate teaching career as an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology at San Diego State, where he continued teaching until 1991, having earned the rank of professor.