Provost Search

March 3, 2020

Dear Goucher Community,

After a thorough nationwide search, I am thrilled to announce that Elaine Meyer-Lee, Ph.D., will be joining us as our next Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs effective June 1st.

Many of you had the opportunity to meet Dr. Meyer-Lee when she spent the day on campus a few weeks ago and, like me, came away knowing she would be a wonderful fit for our institution. She has proven herself to be a visionary and dynamic leader in her current role, and we are looking forward to her joining the Goucher community in an academic leadership role as we strengthen our commitment to global education, social justice, and innovation.

Dr. Meyer-Lee currently serves as the associate vice president for global learning and leadership development and as a professor of psychology at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. She has been a senior academic administrator and international/intercultural leadership, diversity, and inclusion educator for 18 years. Since earning her doctorate in human development and psychology from Harvard in 1999, she has researched college student development within the context of intercultural higher education at multiple institutions and taught courses in global studies, intercultural studies, leadership, and psychology.

In accepting this role, Dr. Meyer-Lee said, “I am so impressed with the creative work of the Goucher faculty and inspired by President Devereaux’s articulation of Goucher’s enduring strengths in social justice, global learning, and innovation. Those values are central to my own personal and professional commitments during my three decades in academia. They are also exactly what liberal arts education is best positioned to foster, and what prepares graduates who possess the humane dispositions and abilities that are ever more crucial in this age of automation. I am therefore delighted to be joining Goucher at this moment to help the academic division implement and refine the exciting Goucher Commons curriculum, launch new programs, and grow a thriving and diverse intellectual community.”

Dr. Meyer-Lee will be on campus to attend the faculty meeting on April 1st.

I hope you will all join me in welcoming her and her family to the Goucher community.

- Kent

Kent Devereaux, President