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Provost and Executive Vice President Pullman, WA

Washington State University has selected Mitzi Montoya as its next Provost and Executive Vice President, effective August 2019.

Montoya brings a wealth of leadership experience from North Carolina State University, Arizona State University, and most recently, Oregon State University, where she has served as Sara Hart Kimball Dean of the College of Business since 2015. She also served as executive dean of the business and engineering division, the senior administrator for OSU’s Portland operations, and a professor in the College of Business. Her various roles have spanned college-, campus-, regional-, and institutional-level responsibilities.

Montoya’s field of research, teaching and industry expertise is innovation process and strategy. She has published more than 35 papers and served on the boards of dozens of civic, economic development and university organizations. She has served as an advisor and consultant to a wide variety of industries around the world. An international scholar, Montoya has taught courses on innovation and marketing strategy at the undergraduate, graduate and executive levels around the world. She has received research funding from numerous organizations, including the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Education, USAID, and many private and corporate foundations.

A native of Texas, Montoya holds two degrees from Michigan State University: a doctorate in marketing and statistics and a bachelor’s degree in applied engineering science. She is a former American Council on Education Fellow.

Regan Gough led this search with Ludi Chow.


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