Michigan State University is beginning the search for its next provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.

North campus on a beautiful fall day

Michigan State University is conducting a search for a new provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.

In order to identify the best candidates, a provost search committee was formed and is comprised of a diverse and experienced group of faculty, staff and students representing many areas of the university. The committee has enlisted the help of Parker Executive Search, a search firm specializing in higher education administration to assist us the search.

Please check back regularly for updates, including timeline and position description and to nominate candidates for the position.

Best regards,

Ron Hendrick and Beronda Montgomery
Search Committee Co-Chairs


Search timeline:

  • November-January – host listening sessions with stakeholders
  • December-January – post position and advertise
  • February-March – identify candidates and conduct initial interviews
  • March-April – host finalist interviews on campus
  • April-May – announce the selection of the new MSU provost