Garikai Campbell Appointed Provost at the University of North Carolina at Asheville

Garikai Campbell has been named provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at the University of North Carolina at Asheville. He will assume his new duties in June 2019.

Currently, Dr. Campbell serves as provost and dean of Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois. Earlier in his career he served as provost and vice president for academic affairs at Morehouse College, a historically Black institution in Atlanta, Georgia. He also served in various positions at Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania including associate professor of mathematics, associate dean for academic affairs, acting dean of students, associate vice president for strategic planning, and special assistant to the president.

“I am quite excited to be joining an institution whose values align with my own and an institution unique in the UNC System. UNC Asheville’s faculty, staff, students, leadership, and board all seem poised to amplify the university’s excellence, and I look forward to engaging in that work,” said Dr. Campbell. “I am incredibly thankful for my time at Knox College, an extraordinary community whose commitments to access, diversity and active learning in the liberal arts tradition are in fact shared by UNC Asheville and commitments I have been proud to support at Knox.”

Dr. Campbell is a graduate of Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania where he majored in mathematics. He holds a Ph.D. in mathematics from Rutgers University in New Jersey.

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