Indiana State associate vice president to visit Wright State April 26–27 for provost position

Joshua Powers, associate vice president for academic affairs at Indiana State University, will participate in public forums on April 26.

The last finalist for the position of executive vice president for academic affairs and provost of Wright State University will visit Thursday, April 26, and Friday, April 27.

Joshua Powers is associate vice president for academic affairs and professor of higher education leadership at Indiana State University in Terre Haute.

Since he joined Indiana State in 2000, Powers has held numerous leadership roles, including interim associate vice president for inclusive excellence; special assistant to the provost for academic initiatives; chair of the Department of Educational Leadership, Administration, and Foundations; program coordinator for higher education leadership; and director of the Office of Educational Research and Evaluation. His faculty appointments at Indiana State include Holmstead Distinguished Professor in the College of Education and associate professor of higher education leadership.

Previously, he was special assistant to the chancellor at Indiana University-Bloomington, assistant director for operations and assistant director for programs at the University of Virginia’s Newcomb Student Union, and coordinator of student organizations at Northwestern University.

Powers was an American Council on Education Fellow in the Office of the President at Wright State University, from August to December 2009, and in the Office of the President at the University of Vermont as well as a visiting faculty scholar with the Institute for Health Policy at Harvard from August to October 2007.

He has received more than $2.2 million in external research funding. He currently serves on the review board of the Journal of Postsecondary and Tertiary Education, was co-editor of Learning Briefs and served on the editorial board of Tomorrow’s Technology Transfer journal.

He earned a Ph.D. in higher education and organizational behavior and an M.S. in college student personnel administration from Indiana University-Bloomington and a B.A. in economics, with a minor in English, from the University of Vermont.

Powers’ CV is available at

Public forums for Powers’ visit will be held:

Thursday, April 26
Open vision forum: 2 to 3 p.m.
Research forum: 3:15 to 4:15 p.m.
Student Union Discovery Room

Wright State community members can stream the forums live or watch previous recording of provost search forums by logging into WINGS.

Supervisors and managers are encouraged to provide employees with the time to attend the forums as business conditions allow.

Each candidate will also meet with President Cheryl B. Schrader, Provost Thomas Sudkamp, students, researchers, the President’s Leadership Team, Council of Deans, direct reports to the provost, community members, the Board of Trustees, the Provost Search Committee and representatives of the Faculty Senate and Staff Council.

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