Provost Vaden-Goad Retiring From Framingham State

FRAMINGHAM – Framingham State University Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Linda Vaden-Goad is retiring from the University.

Goad, joined the University in August 2010.

She was honored as a Woman Making History Now in 2016, by the University.

Vaden-Goad is also an ATHENA Award winner.

Since joining Framingham State University, Vaden-Goad has work to devlop and retain quality faculty and staf.

She has expanded STEM programs and student success in STEM areas, and responding to labor market trends in academic program and center development.

She supported the creation of the university’s first cooperative education program in computer science, a new Honors house, new national accreditations honors societies in the disciplines, and a new general education program that began in Fall 2013.

She chairs the University’s Children’s Literature Festival, and chaired and refocused the University Arts & Ideas Annual Series.

She worked to create a new major at the University: Global Studies.

Vaden-Goad helped to launch the University’s Entreprenuer and Innovation Center.

She has served on the MetroWest Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors.

The University began advertising for her position last month. Today, Feb. 15 was the deadline to apply for the position.Today was also the deadline to apply for a Vice President of Diversity and Community Engagement.

From 2002-2010, Vaden-Goad served as the Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences at Western Connecticut State University. 

Prior to her work in Connecticut, she was a psychology professor and later department chair at the University of Houston-Downtown.  Her research has focused on self-silencing in intimate relationships, depression, and attributional style.

A Houston native, Vaden-Goad and her husband, Bob, a mathematics professor at Southern Connecticut State University, live in Framingham. They have four adult children.


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