Spring Hill Provost Named President at Newman University

Mon, 03/12/2007 (All day)

MOBILE — Dr. Noreen Carrocci, provost and vice president for academic affairs at Spring Hill College since 1998, has been named president of Newman University in Wichita, Kan. She begins her term July 1.

“It is difficult to find the words to adequately describe the contributions that Dr. Carrocci has made to Spring Hill College over these past nine years,” said Spring Hill president Rev. Gregory F. Lucey, S.J. “Dr. Carrocci has played a leadership role in the transformation of our learning space with the renovation of Quinlan Hall and the construction of the Burke Library, and she has been instrumental in the renewal of the faculty by providing opportunities for professional development and by hiring so many great additions.  'COOL Day,' the annual celebration of our learning, symbolizes those contributions Dr. Carrocci has made in her quest for academic excellence at Spring Hill College. In a word, she has had a hand in all that has been accomplished these past nine years.”

Carrocci holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in speech communication and human relations from the University of Kansas and an A.B in speech communication/psychology from Miami University (Ohio). Prior to coming to Spring Hill she served as dean of the Undergraduate College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at the University of St. Thomas in Minnesota from 1994 to 1998.  

Spring Hill associate provost Dr. George Sims will serve as interim provost. The college will soon begin a search for a new provost and academic vice president.

Newman University is a coeducational Catholic liberal arts institution offering associate, baccalaureate and master's degrees. Sponsored by the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, Newman University offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate programs to students from 26 states and 33 countries.