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Senior Vice President and Provost Chicago, IL

Columbia College Chicago has selected Marcella David to serve as its next Senior Vice President and Provost, effective June 2019. She will also be a professor in the business and entrepreneurship department at the College.

Currently the Betty T. Ferguson Visiting Professor of Law at Florida State University, David previously served as the provost and vice president for academic affairs at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), one of the nation’s top historically black colleges and universities with almost 10,000 students across a broad range of disciplines.

Prior to FAMU, David held administrative leadership roles at the University of Iowa, including associate dean of the College of Law and special assistant to the president for equal opportunity and diversity. She also has been a visiting professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School, a visiting assistant professor at the University of Chicago Law School, and a Ford Foundation Fellow in Public International Law at Harvard Law School.  David received her BS in Computer Science and Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in New York and her JD magna cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School.  

Sheryl Ash led this search with Micah Pierce. 


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