Provost Search

Penn College invites nominations and applications for the position of Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost

Provost Search

Penn College launches search for new provost

Pennsylvania College of Technology has begun a national search for a new vice president for academic affairs and provost – the highest-ranking academic officer at the institution – to succeed Michael J. Reed, who is set to become the college’s new president on July 1.

Reed’s appointment as president – succeeding President Davie Jane Gilmour, who announced that she will retire on June 30 after leading the institution for 24 years – was approved by the Penn College Board of Directors on Jan. 5.

The same executive search firm that coordinated Penn College’s presidential search process, Storbeck Search, has been chosen to coordinate the provost search.

Based in Media, Pa., Storbeck Search is part of Diversified Search Group. In recent years, the firm has assisted with similar searches for multiple Penn State campuses, the University of Pittsburgh, Temple University, Franklin & Marshall College, Susquehanna University and Swarthmore College, among others.

A timeline has been established with the goal of announcing the selection of the new provost by June 1. The college has appointed a Provost Search Committee, with representation from faculty and administration.

The vice president for academic affairs and provost leads innovative strategic planning for Academic Affairs, promotes an inclusive campus culture and actively engages with faculty, staff, and industry and community leaders.

The provost reports directly to the college president and serves as a member of President’s Council. The individual will work closely with all campus divisions to meet and advance the institution’s mission, including Enrollment Management, Student Affairs, College Relations, Workforce Development, Educational & Emerging Technologies, Financial Operations, Human Resources, and Public Relations & Marketing.


  • January 5, 2022 - Pennsylvania College of Technology names new President
  • January 19, 2022 - Provost Search Website Launch

Search Timeline

Building a Strong Pool of Candidates

Now through March 2022

Narrowing the Field

April through May 2022

Selecting and Announcing Our New PROVOST

June 2022

The new Provost will assume office on or about June 1, 2022.

Search Committee

Dr. David S. Richards
Professor, Physics, Faculty
Tina Marie Kline, MSN, RN, CMSRN, CNE
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, Nursing Programs, Faculty
Dr. Craig A. Miller
Associate Professor, History/Political Science, Faculty
Dr. Tammy M. Rich
Associate Professor, Business Administration, Faculty
James N. Colton II, CWI
Assistant Professor, Welding, Faculty
Naim N. Jabbour
Assistant Professor, Architectural Technology, Faculty
Alicia L. McNett
Assistant Professor, Computer Information Technology, Faculty
Bridget E. Motel, RDH, M.Ed.
Instructor, Dental Hygiene, Faculty
Hillary E. Hofstrom
Vice President for Human Resources, Administration
Loni N. Kline
Vice President for College Relations/Chief Philanthropy Officer, Administration
Patrick Marty
Chief of Staff, Administration
Joanna K. Flynn
Dean of Curriculum & Instruction, Administration
Anthony J. Pace
Dean of Academic Operations, Administration
Dr. Sandra L. Richmond
Dean of Nursing & Health Sciences, Administration
Justin W. Beishline
Assistant Dean of Diesel Technology & Natural Resources, Administration

Candidate Resources

Official Provost Search Prospectus

Penn College is pleased to share the formal prospectus advertising the search for Provost.

View Prospectus

Nominations and Expressions of Interest

Nominations and expressions of interest should be sent to