E. Joseph Lee II, PhD, President of Spring Hill College announced today the appointment of Marc Manganaro, PhD, to interim Provost beginning the first week of June. He follows George Sims, PhD, who served as Provost for 12 years before retiring from his position at the conclusion of the 2018-19 school year.
“I am delighted to be joining the team at Spring Hill and already feel very welcomed by the Spring Hill family,” said Manganaro. “Jesuit education is dear to my heart and Spring Hill is an exemplar of a Jesuit academic institution that is always striving for, and achieving, academic excellence, the education of the whole person and service to others.”
Manganaro has a long career as a scholar, teacher and college administrator. Graduating with a PhD in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he was an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Following that, he served as Professor of English at Rutgers University for 18 years, where he also served as an academic dean of two of Rutgers’ undergraduate colleges, University College and Douglass College. Since 2007, he has held leadership roles at two Jesuit institutions, as Dean of Arts and Sciences at Gonzaga University and, most recently, as Provost at Loyola University New Orleans.
“We are so pleased as a community to welcome Dr. Manganaro to The Hill,” said Lee. “It was clear to me and others who know him that the Jesuit values he holds are in exact alignment with the mission here at Spring Hill. During his tenure, he was a leading voice for fresh, new programs that helped move forward the universities he served.”
Manganaro has also published extensively on modern literature and its relation to anthropology, including the book “Culture, 1922: The Emergence of a Concept,” out of Princeton University Press, and he is a past recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship.