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Provost Office announces five new vice provosts

April 16, 2015 : Liberty University News Service

Liberty University Provost Dr. Ronald Hawkins recently welcomed five new vice provosts to serve in his office.

Dr. Kevin CorsiniDr. Kevin Corsini
Vice Provost for Academic Operations 

Dr. Corsini previously served as dean of online programs for the College of Arts & Sciences, dean of The Graduate School, and administrative dean of Graduate Programs. He is also a faculty member in the Center for Counseling & Family Studies.



Dr. Ben GutierrezDr. Ben Gutierrez 
Vice Provost for Academic Administration
Dr. Gutierrez most recently served as administrative dean for undergraduate programs. He is a member of the faculty of the School of Religion and is a frequent guest speaker and lecturer for churches, ministries, and schools.



Dr. Emily HeadyDr. Emily Heady
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

Dr. Heady remains dean of the College of General Studies (CGS). She was the founding director of the Writing Center and founding dean of the CGS and is a faculty member in the Department of English & Modern Languages.



Dr. Douglas MannDr. Douglas Mann 
Vice Provost for Graduate Education

Dr. Mann remains dean of the Graduate School, where he has previously served as associate dean. Additionally, Mann has served as associate dean for online programs in the College of Arts & Sciences. He is also a member of the graduate faculty in the Department of History



Dr. Jay SpencerDr. Jay Spencer
Vice Provost for the Liberty University Online Academy
Dr. Spencer recently served as dean of Liberty University Online Academy. Spencer has served as vice president of Enrollment Management and dean of the School of Lifelong Learning. He also teaches online in the School of Religion.



Hawkins was named Liberty University’s provost in January. He served as interim provost following the retirement of Dr. Ronald Godwin in October. Hawkins has held several positions at Liberty, including vice president for Academic Affairs and vice provost. He was dean of the College of Arts & Sciences from 2000-06 and has worked in the university’s counseling program. Hawkins has over 20 years of experience in mental health counseling, counselor training, and consulting. He is also the founding dean of Liberty’s new School of Behavioral Sciences, which was formed last fall.​

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