East Lansing (WILX) - Michigan State University announces its next likely university Provost. June Pierce Youatt will be recommended for the job by President Lou Anna K. Simon to the university's Board of Trustees for its approval in April. Youatt has been acting provost since January 2013.
The provost is the university's chief academic officer.
Youatt earned her bachelor's degree at MSU in secondary education in 1973. She also has a master's degree and doctorate in curriculum and instruction from the MSU College of Education.
In 1983 she joined the faculty of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. Youatt moved to administration in 2002 when she began serving as associate provost for undergraduate education. In 2006 she became senior associate provost.
Youatt succeeds Kim Wilcox, who left MSU to become chancellor of the University of California, Riverside.
The MSU Board of Trustees is expected to vote on Youatt's appointment at its April 22 meeting.