Notre Dame de Namur University (NDNU) will welcome a
new provost in the upcoming school year. Paul Ewald, Ph.D., who most recently
served as dean of Regis College at Regis University in Denver, will begin his
new position at the Belmont school Sept. 1.
Ewald brings a broad range of academic experiences to NDNU, including serving as associate to the chancellor at Antioch University and faculty appointments at Westmar College, the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and the University of New England.
According to NDNU officials, Ewald’s academic and scholarly work includes a post-doctoral fellowship in gerontology in the Alaskan interior, a Fulbright Scholar’s award in Hungary and a Fulbright-Hayes team project in Brazil. Ewald has a B.A. from Creighton University, an M.S.Ed. from Eastern Illinois University and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Florida.
“Paul brings a wealth of experience in Catholic higher education and has had significant success in helping Regis increase enrollment, boost its academic profile and reshape its core curriculum,” said NDNU President Judith Maxwell Greig, Ph.D.
“We look forward to having him having share his experience and passion for Catholic higher education with our faculty, staff and students.”
“I was attracted to NDNU for many reasons including its small size, its rich Catholic heritage and the heritage of the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur,” Ewald said in a press release.
“At a time when all the talk about higher education seems to center on job preparation, I appreciate NDNU’s insistence on maintaining a strong focus on the liberal arts as well as professionally-oriented learning.”
Ewald succeeds Diana Demetrulias, Ph.D. who announced her retirement earlier this year.