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Mark Arant | Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Murray State University

Current Position and Past Experience
Dr. Mark Arant is the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Murray State University, a position he has held since 2017.

Prior to taking on his current role, Dr. Arant was Provost and Vice President of Academic Affaris at Northeastern State University. In this role, he led the development of the strategic plan for academic affairs, established new agreements for international exchange programs and created new concurrent enrollment initiatives with area high schools. He also led the maintenance of the university’s accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission, and laid the foundation for a new school of Visual and Performing Arts.

Before joining Northeastern State University, Arant served as Dean of the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics at the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith. He also served as the university’s Interim Dean of the College of Education.

Arant founded the STEM College at the University of Arkansas and created an Endowed Professorship in Engineering.

Education, Honors and Achievements
Arant earned his BSc in Chemistry from Louisiana Tech University and his PhD in Organic Chemistry from the University of Alabama. In 2010, Arant completed the Institute for Management and Leadership in Higher Education from Harvard University.

You can connect with Mark Arant through LinkedIn.