Meet the Provost

Dr. Elizabeth Throop is Frostburg's new Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. She joined FSU on July 1, 2017.

Throop, whose academic background is in cultural anthropology and social work, was dean of the UW-Platteville College of Liberal Arts and Sciences prior to her appointment as acting provost. She has experience leading university divisions in liberal arts, education, business and the sciences, covering the disciplines of FSU’s three colleges.

“I am absolutely delighted to be joining the Frostburg State University team,” Throop said. “When I visited, I was so impressed with the thoughtfulness and professionalism of the faculty; it was clear to me that we share many values, especially emphasizing student learning and success. I found the students to be serious and engaging. FSU’s deliberate focus on diversity speaks to me in important ways, and, of course, the campus is beautiful!”

As provost, Throop serves as the University’s chief academic officer, overseeing FSU’s three academic colleges, academic support programs and the Lewis J. Ort Library.

Throop was chosen following a national search, which included open, on-campus meetings with faculty, staff and students.


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