Five Provost Finalists Visit Marshall Next Week

Following a national search and initial off-site interviews, the Marshall University Provost Search Committee has identified five finalists who will visit the Huntington campus next week to meet with the university community.

The campus visit dates and finalists are as follows:

Monday, March 28                 Dr. Phillip Bridgmon, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of Central Missouri

Tuesday, March 29                 Dr. Avinandan Mukherjee, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Marshall University

Wednesday, March 30            Dr. John Griffin, Senior Associate Provost, Clemson University

Thursday, March 31                Dr. Ni “Phil” He, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice and Vice Provost of Faculty Diversity, Northeastern University

Friday, April 1                        Dr. Jacqueline Edmonson, Chancellor and Chief Academic Officer, Penn State Greater Allegheny

Short biographical sketches, the daily schedule of open meetings and links to submit online feedback about each finalist will be available at

The candidate meetings will be broadcast online at for the convenience of those unable to attend in person.

All feedback received will be shared with Marshall University President Brad D. Smith, who will make the final selection. It is expected the new provost will be named in the coming weeks and will join Marshall for the start of the 2022-23 academic year.

For more information about the search or to submit comments and suggestions, visit the search website.