Spring Hill Provost Named President at Newman University
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
“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.