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MSU: Renae Duncan Named Acting Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Murray State University

Murray State officials have named a new Acting Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Dr. Renae Duncan currently serves as Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education.  

"Dr. Duncan has a record of being approachable, open and transparent and I know she will continue to build on the efforts of the Provost’s Office in this regard," said MSU President Bob Davies in an email to the university. "I have also been impressed by her ability to bring forward new ideas and thoughts that will be instrumental in our current planning processes." 

She will take over for current Interim Provost Dr. Tim Todd who is returning to his previous role as Dean of the College of Business.  

Todd was named Interim in July, 2015 after Jay Morgan left the university to work with the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education.   

Dr. Robert Pervine, Associate Provost for Graduate Education and Research, will take on additional duties in the Provost’s Office to assist with the transition.  

Duncan will assume her new role April 1. 

Davies says, assuming a budget is passed in the state legislature, the plan is to start a search for a permanent Provost in July.  

Rob Canning is a native of Murray, KY, a 2015 TV Production grad of Murray State. At MSU, he served as team captain of the Murray State Rowing Club. Rob's goal is to become a screenwriter, film director or producer and looks to the likes of Quentin Tarantino and Guy Ritchie for inspiration. He appreciates good music, mainly favoring British rock n' roll, and approves of anything with Jack White's name on it. When not studying, rowing or writing, Rob enjoys spending his free time with a book or guitar.
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