FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 24, 2004
Contact: Anika Mitchell Perkins
MUW appoints provost and vice
president of academic affairs
COLUMBUS, Miss. – Dr. Sam Gingerich of Grand Junction, Colo., has been
appointed provost and vice president of academic affairs at Mississippi
University for Women.
Pending approval by the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of
Higher Learning, Gingerich will join MUW full-time on Tuesday, July 1.
MUW President Claudia Limbert said, “Dr. Gingerich brings significant
experience as a provost, an interim president and long-time faculty
member. I am pleased that he is joining us and know that he is looking
forward to becoming part of the MUW community."
Gingerich, who has been at Mesa State College since 1998, currently
serves as vice president for special projects. He has held various
positions at Mesa State College including interim president, vice
president for academic affairs and professor of chemistry.
He has 31 years of experience as an administrator, professor and
research associate in universities and colleges in Colorado, South
Dakota, Nevada, Montana and New York.
Gingerich graduated from Montana State University in Bozeman with a
doctor of philosophy in chemistry. He earned his master of science in
chemistry from Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., and his bachelor of
arts in chemistry from Goshen College in Goshen, Ind.