Faith * Wisdom * Service
May 23, 2017
For immediate release:
College announces new provost
Montgomery, Ala.—Huntingdon College President J. Cameron West announced today the appointment of Dr. Anna McEwan as provost and dean of the college. She will begin July 1.
“Dr. Anna McEwan brings a number of gifts and skills to the Huntingdon leadership team,” said West. “She is a respected professional educator who is known for her ability to identify needs and make connections—between students and their calling, as well as between educators and their institutional mission. She fits well in our community of learning, and I look forward to welcoming her aboard.”
Dr. McEwan comes to Huntingdon from the University of Montevallo, where she has served on faculty since 2006 and as dean of the College of Education since 2008. As dean, she is responsible for the delivery of 13 degree programs with enrollment of more than 900 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and educational specialist degree levels. She oversees the university’s Regional In-Service Education Center and Malone Teaching Center. Among many programs, she created the Vertical Teaming Initiative, which unites university faculty with community college instructors and high school teachers to address transition-to-college issues for high school students. This program has been recognized by the governor and state superintendent of education as a one-of-a-kind effort in Alabama. Prior to becoming dean, Dr. McEwan served as a department chair, program coordinator, and faculty member for the University of Montevallo, Asbury University (Kentucky), and Columbia College (South Carolina).
A graduate of Asbury University, Dr. McEwan earned her Master of Arts in elementary education at the University of West Florida and Ph.D. in elementary education from Florida State University. Her research interests, scholarly presentations, and publications are focused on the moral dimensions of teaching and the relationship of educational theory in classroom practice. She is a past president for the Alabama Council for Colleges of Teacher Education (ALACTE) and the Southeast representative to the Advisory Council of State Representatives for the American Council for Colleges of Teacher Education.
In the role of provost and dean of the college, Dr. McEwan will serve as the chief academic officer at Huntingdon College, overseeing full- and part-time faculty and helping students to make connections with the resources necessary for each to discover and advance toward his or her calling.
Grounded in the Judeo-Christian tradition of the United Methodist Church, Huntingdon College is committed to nurturing growth in faith, wisdom, and service and to graduating individuals prepared to succeed in a rapidly changing world. Founded in 1854, Huntingdon is a coeducational liberal arts college recognized among “The Fastest Growing Colleges in America” by The Chronicle of Higher Education; among the top 10 regional colleges and top 10 best regional values by U.S. News and World Report; among the top tier of regional colleges by the Princeton Review; among “Colleges that Contribute to the Public Good,” by Washington Monthly; and on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll. The Huntingdon campus, a Tree Campus USA, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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