Tuskegee University Appoints S. Keith Hargrove as Its Next Provost

S. Keith Hargrove was appointed provost and vice president for academic affairs at historically Black Tuskegee University in Alabama. Dr. Hargrove has been serving as dean of the College of Engineering at Tennessee State University. He will begin his new role on January 1.

Dr. Hargrove previously served as chairperson of the department of industrial, manufacturing & information engineering in the Clarence Mitchell, Jr. School of Engineering at Morgan State University in Baltimore. Earlier, he was assistant to the dean and associate professor of mechanical engineering in the College of Engineering, Architecture & Physical Sciences at Tuskegee University.

“I am deeply honored and humbled to return to Tuskegee University and serve in this leadership role that impacts academic programs, support faculty, and the engagement of students for success beyond their college experience,” said Dr. Hargrove.

Dr. Hargrove holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Tennessee State University. He received a master’s degree from the Missouri University of Science & Technology in Rolla, and a Ph.D. from the University of Iowa.

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  1. You should know that Dr. Hargrove is an outstanding administrator, an exceptional and thoughtful researcher, as well as a man with bold academic visions who is going to make a tremendous impact on the teaching and learning at Tuskegee University.

    I look forward to watching his continued rise through the ranks in The Academy.

    Graham P. Matthews, Ph. D.

  2. At Tuskegee University, we are all excited about the appointment of Dr. Hargrove as our new provost. He has an incredible track record and we are confident that he will help steer us to greater heights

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