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Provost and VP for Academic Affairs

Dr. Greg RussellDr. Greg Russell has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs effective July 1, 2020. Russell currently serves as the dean of the Elmer R. Smith College of Business and Technology. 

Russell holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, an MBA from the University of Kentucky, and a Ph.D. in Operations Management from the University of South Carolina. He has been at MSU for 16 years, with former service as department chair for five years, chair of the Academic Affairs section of MSU’s current University Strategic Plan, associate dean for nine years, and presently as dean for the past two years. He was also a faculty member at Georgia Southern University for 12 years.