Tech’s new provost and vice president of enrollment management plan to take office this month.
Dr. Lori Bruce, who is the new provost and vice president of academic affairs is scheduled in office April 16. Brandon Johnson, vice president of enrollment management and career placement took office this week.
The board of trustee officially approved their employment in a March 22 meeting.
Bruce formerly served as the associate dean of graduate school at Mississippi State since 2013 and previously served as the dean of research and graduate studies in engineering.
She succeeds interim Provost Mark Stephens, who also applied for the position. Stephens served as provost after the departure of Bahman Ghorashi last year.
The provost is responsible for providing leadership in university operations, manage student facilities, institutional research, ROTC, Women's Center and other departments, according to information provided by the Office of the Provost.
Johnson formerly served as the vice president of enrollment management at Avila University in Kansas City, Missouri. His duties included recruiting for the school and career services, according to a Tech press release on Feb. 15.
Tech officials created the vice president of enrollment management last year to emphasize recruitment and retention.