Harris Search Associates appoints Dr. John Gaboury as Michigan State University Associate Provost for Academic Services

Harris Search Associates has appointed Dr. John Gaboury as Associate Provost for Academic Services at Michigan State University (MSU), a public research university located in East Lansing, Michigan.  It is considered to be one of America's Public Ivy universities, which recognizes top public research universities in the United States. 

Dr. Gaboury has been at the University of Toledo since 2002, where he served most recently as executive director for learning ventures and online learning since 2010. His previous appointments include chief information officer at William Paterson University, dean of libraries at Mississippi State University and university librarian at Radford University. Gaboury earned a bachelor of science degree from the University of Florida, master’s degree from Florida State University and doctorate from the University of Massachusetts. The associate provost for academic services provides leadership for a number of units, including admissions, financial aid, the registrar’s office and MSU Libraries. Gaboury succeeds Linda Stanford, who has served in the position since 2002 and is retiring in 2015. - See more at: http://msutoday.msu.edu/news/2013/john-gaboury-recommended-as-a-new-msu-associate-provost/#sthash.Yf9CT305.dpuf

MSU is the eighth-largest university in the United States. With 17 colleges offering 200 programs of study MSU, employs more than 5,000 faculty and academic staff, approximately 6,400 support staff and 18,000 student employees.  A diverse and inclusive academic community, in fall 2012 MSU enrolled approximately 37,000 undergraduate, over 9,000 graduate, and nearly 3,400 graduate-professional students.  The school's nuclear physics, economics, engineering, business, education, osteopathic medicine, political science, journalism, packaging, fisheries and wildlife, forestry, and criminal justice programs are among the nation's best. MSU’s study-abroad program is the largest of any single-campus university in the country, offering more than 200 programs in more than 60 countries on all continents including Antarctica.

Harris Search Associates - an IIC Partners member firm, is a leading global executive search and board advisory consulting firm with 53 offices in 38 countries worldwide. Our practice is focused on identifying and attracting leaders to support the growth of clients in the areas of research, science, engineering, academic medicine and commercial enterprises. Clients include the foremost universities, research parks, institutes, academic medical centers and commercial organizations driving global innovation and discovery.


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