Pennsylvania State Administrator Appointed USU Provost

Save Story
Leer en espaƱol

Estimated read time: 1-2 minutes

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

LOGAN, Utah (AP) -- Raymond Thomas Coward, dean of the College of Health and Human Development at Pennsylvania State University, has been appointed provost at Utah State University.

Coward, 59, will assume his new duties Jan. 2.

As provost and executive vice president, Coward will serve as the university's chief academic officer. He will receive $189,500 annually.

USU President Stan Albrecht said Coward's extensive background in education and administration will be an asset to the university.

"Ray brings a wonderful combination of experience and accomplishment that will be particularly helpful as our institution deals with the opportunities ahead," Albrecht said.

"I'm very excited about this opportunity," Coward said in a telephone interview with the Standard-Examiner. "Utah State already has a rich tradition of distinction in quality education, research and service. It's not content to rest on its laurels. It has dreams about getting better. It's exciting to be part of that administrative team that will transform those dreams into reality."

Coward received bachelor's and master's degrees from the College of New Jersey, a second master's degree in social work from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and a doctorate in child development and family studies from Purdue University.

He and his wife, Andrea, have two children.

(Copyright 2005 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

Most recent Utah stories

Related topics



Get informative articles and interesting stories delivered to your inbox weekly. Subscribe to the Trending 5.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast