Francis Lazarus named new provost at Assumption College
June 8, 2010
Assumption College President Francesco Cesareo has announced that Francis Lazarus, Ph.D., president emeritus of University of Dallas, has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at Assumption, effective June 15, 2010.
Dr. Lazarus replaces Dr. Frederick Travis, who has served as interim provost at Assumption since 2008.
“Dr. Lazarus brings extensive academic leadership experience to Assumption, most recently as president of the University of Dallas,” President Cesareo said. “We are excited that our national search has brought to the Assumption community an accomplished academic leader of Dr. Lazarus’ stature at a time when our visibility is increasing beyond New England. He brings to this pivotal role on our campus more than 16 years of experience as a provost and vice president for academic affairs from his previous appointments at outstanding universities.”
Dr. Lazarus, who led the University of Dallas from 2004 to 2009, also served as provost and vice president of academic affairs for 16 years combined at the University of San Diego and Marquette University.
In addition, he was dean of the University of Dayton’s College of Arts and Sciences from 1980 to 1988, where he oversaw 18 departments and academic programs, among other responsibilities.
He held teaching positions early in his career as a professor of classical literature at several colleges, including the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
A member of the Classics faculty at University of Dallas, Dr. Lazarus recently completed a research sabbatical during which he conducted scholarly projects on Latin literature and Greek archaeology.