Nicole Stanton has been selected to serve as the 12th provost and vice president for academic affairs at Wesleyan Univerity, the highly rated liberal arts college in Middletown Connecticut. Stanton will begin her new job on May 15, 2020.
Stanton joined Wesleyan in 2007 as an associate professor of dance. She served as chair of the department for two three-year terms and is currently serving as dean of the Arts and Humanities. Earlier in her career, Stanton was both an assistant and associate professor of dance and undergraduate studies chair from 2004 to 2007.
“Wesleyan expressly values interdisciplinarity, diversity, and generosity of spirit,” Stanton said. “The possibility of working from a powerful base to embrace innovation in this open, inclusive, transparent, and collaborative context drove my interest in this position and will drive my work in it going forward. I couldn’t be more excited.”
Stanton earned a bachelor’s degree in dance and foreign civilizations and languages/European studies from Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio. She holds a master of fine arts degree in dance from Ohio State University.