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Simpson Named Provost at Frostburg State University

Dr. Stephen J. Simpson has been named Provost at Frostburg State University, FSU President Catherine R. Gira announced recently. Dr. Simpson has been acting as interim provost since May of 2001, following the retirement of Dr. Christine Grontkowski.

"Dr. Simpson has developed a clear vision and action plan to move the division forward," Dr. Gira stated. "His associates at all levels consistently give him high marks for his intelligence, fairness and integrity."

Dr. Simpson has been a member of the political science faculty at Frostburg since 1978 and more recently served as chair of the department.

He chaired the Institutional Priorities Resources Committee for the FSU Faculty Senate for the past few years, focusing on planning, priorities and budgets in the Division of Academic Affairs. He also served as Interim Dean of the School of Natural and Social Sciences from 1991 to 1993 and was directly involved in institution-wide planning.

Dr. Simpson won the Faculty Achievement Award in 1986 for College and Community Service. He is a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, national political science honorary; Pi Delta Epsilon, national journalism honorary; and several political science associations.

He received his doctorate and master degrees at Princeton University and his undergraduate degree from Dickinson College.

Dr. Simpson resides in Frostburg with his wife, Lisa.

For further information on this release, contact:

Office of News and Media Services
Frostburg State University
101 Braddock Road
Frostburg, MD  21532-2303

Telephone: 301-687-3171
Fax: 301-687-7589