Dr. Turell’s tenure as Provost to end in the spring


Turell will return to the university as a tenured member of the psychology department in Fall 2021. Photo credit: Briana Ryan

Briana Ryan

At the end of the spring 2020 semester Dr. Susan Turell will conclude her three-year tenure as Marywood University’s Provost.

According to Marywood President Sr. Mary Persico, Turell will go on a one-year sabbatical for the 2020-2021 academic year. After that she will return to the university as a tenured member of the psychology department. Considering this transition, Turell said she has high hopes for Marywood’s future.

“Marywood will continue its mission to provide access to quality education, so that our students will change the world for generations to come,” said Turell. “I hope that when I leave my position as Provost this summer, I am leaving Marywood in a strong position to continue in this direction.”

Turell, who has spearheaded the development of the new core curriculum since 2017, said the new core is still on schedule to launch in fall 2020 and that she plans to continuing working on its development.

“I will continue to work with the faculty to help them be ready to provide the foundational courses for incoming students, along with planning for other future aspects of the new Core,” said Turell

Persico said the search for a new Provost will begin in the spring semester along with searches to fill the Interim Dean of the College of Health and Health Services position and the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences position.

Persico said the Office of Academic Affairs will play an integral role in the new strategic plan.

“As we prepare to launch a new strategic plan, this is the perfect time to re-focus our energies on our academic life and programs,” said Persico. “Marywood will continue the path to quality education and excellence. “

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