The University of Pittsburgh Names a New Vice Provost and Dean of Students

Kenyon Bonner photo 2016Kenyon Bonner is the new vice provost and dean of students at the University of Pittsburgh. He has served in this role on an interim basis since January 2015 and has been on the university’s staff since 2004.

Before being named interim dean of students, Bonner was associate dean of students for seven years and director of student life for 11 years. Before coming to the University of Pittsburgh, Bonner was an administrator at Kent State University in Ohio.

Bonner is a graduate of Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pennsylvania, southwest of Pittsburgh. He earned a master’s degree in rehabilitation counseling from Kent State University.

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  1. Congratulations to Provost Bonner! His leadership was apparent even when we were undergraduates together! So proud of your accomplishment and send only the best kind of wishes for your continued success.

  2. Congratulations Kenyon! What an opportunity for a great professional and person. Continue to demonstrate how to take advantage of what God presents for you in life. May you continue to be blessed in your endeavors at the University of Pittsburgh!

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