Two Interim Appointments in the Office of the Provost Announced

Dr. Chris McNair and Mr. Mike Monhollon Assumed Responsibilities

 

President Eric Bruntmyer designated two interim appointments in the Office of the Provost on Nov. 29, following the retirement of Dr. Thomas Brisco. Dr. Chris McNair, Dean of the Holland School of Sciences and Mathematics and Professor of Biology, will serve as HSU’s Interim Provost. Mr. Mike Monhollon, Dean of the Kelley College of Business and Professor of Business Law, will serve in an additional interim role as a second Associate Provost.

Dr. McNair will assume lead responsibilities for the Provost’s Office, including representation as a part of HSU’s Administrative Council.  

A 1984 graduate of Hardin-Simmons (B.S., Biology), Dr. McNair earned his M.S. in Biology from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1986 and his Ph.D. in Neurophysiology from the University of Kentucky in 1993. Named the Dean of Holland School of Sciences and Mathematics in 1999, he has served on the HSU faculty since 1992 and was granted tenure in 1996.  

To address the workload required from the Office of the Provost, President Bruntmyer has also asked Mr. Mike Monhollon to serve in an additional interim role as a second Associate Provost. 

Mr. Monhollon has served on the HSU faculty since 1998 and was named Dean of the Kelley College of Business in 2004. He earned his B.A. in Mathematics from Baylor University in 1980, his M.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia in 1982, and his J.D. from the University of Virginia in 1984. Mike maintains membership in the State Bar of Texas and the Virginia State Bar.   

Both the Interim Provost and Interim Associate Provost appointments will be carried out concurrently with these individuals’ existing administrative responsibilities.  

Dr. McNair and Mr. Monhollon will serve alongside Dr. Travis Frampton, Professor of Biblical Studies, who will continue his regular appointment as HSU’s Associate Provost. Since his appointment to the Provost’s Office in 2014, Dr. Frampton has provided integral leadership for the university’s SACSCOC review. He has served on the HSU faculty since 2000 and was granted tenure in 2005. Until Dr. Frampton’s appointment as Associate Provost, he directed HSU’s Master of Arts in Religion Program from 2007 to 2014.  

With these appointments in place, President Bruntmyer hopes to begin the formal search process shortly after the first of the year to permanently fill the Provost’s position.  

“I am confident in the leadership these three individuals will offer HSU in the interim, and I look forward to great days ahead,” he said. 

 

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