Author Profile

John Caron | Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Excelsior College

Current Position and Past Experience
John Caron is the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Excelsior College. He is the College’s second-ranking officer with strategic responsibilities that span the entire institution. He was named to this position in July 2019 after working for more than 20 years in higher education in various senior leadership positions. Dr. Caron was provost at Endicott College; associate dean, Krieger School of Arts & Sciences at Johns Hopkins University; senior associate dean, academic and faculty affairs at Northeastern University; associate dean, School of Professional Studies at Brown University; and interim dean of admission and the first year at Bennington College.

During his career in higher education, he has worked to remove barriers to success, managed recruitment, provided academic strategic direction, and revamped, retired, and launched new programs. Dr. Caron has served on senior leadership teams and led strategic priorities to align with the vision of the institution.

Dr. Caron has also taught undergraduate and graduate courses at multiple colleges, and has chaired dissertation committees. While provost

Education, Honors and Achievements
Dr. Caron has a Doctor of Education in Higher Education Management from the University of Pennsylvania. He also has a Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from Providence College.

Personal Details and Community Involvement
Dr. Caron is a member of the National Council for Online Education, powered by UPCEA, and he is a past chair of the International Network. His professional affiliations also include the Council of Independent Colleges.