David Hood has been named provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at Minnesota State University Mankato. He will take office on July 1.
Minnesota State University Mankato enrolls nearly 13,000 undergraduate students and more than 1,800 graduate students, according to the most recent data available from the U.S. Department of Education. African Americans are 6 percent of the undergraduate student body.
Dr. Hood is currently the associate provost for undergraduate education and the founding dean of University College at Montclair State University in New Jersey, a position he has held since August 2018. Prior to his current position at Montclair State, Dr. Hood served from 2010-2018 at North Carolina Central University, where he provided leadership for five years as associate dean and nearly three years as dean of University College.
Earlier, Dr. Hood held administrative and/or faculty appointments at Central Michigan University (2011-2015), Virginia Union University (2009-2010), Elizabeth City State University (2007-2009), Tennessee State University (2007) and J.F. Drake Technical College (2001-2002).
Dr. Hood holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary education, biology and history from Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University. He earned a master’s degree in administration and supervision and a doctorate in higher education administration and supervision from Tennessee State University.