Framingham State Hires New Provost and VP of Academic Affairs

FRAMINGHAM – Framingham State University announced today, April 25, Angela M. Salas, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Indiana University Southeast, has accepted the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Framingham State University.

Salas, who also serves as Director of the Honors Program and is a Professor of English at Indiana University Southeast, will start at Framingham State on June 10.

She is replacing current Provost Linda Vaden-Goad, who is retiring at the end of the academic year.

“We are truly excited that Dr. Salas has agreed to join Framingham State University,” says Framingham State President F. Javier Cevallos. “She brings a wealth of academic experience to the position and a long track-record of success in working with faculty to improve student outcomes. I am grateful
to our Search Committee for their tireless efforts in helping the University fill this critical position with a top candidate.”

Salas is a former Faculty Senate President at two colleges and was a recipient of the Indiana University Southeast’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 2012.

Overtime, Salas has grown to understand the many factors influencing student attainment, and has experience serving on academic status review committees, academic policies committees, and enrollment management and scholarship teams.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Ursinus College, an MEd in English from the University of Nebraska-Kearney, and a PhD in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Salas said she was attracted to Framingham State University by a combination of its history as the nation’s first public teachers college, as well as its forward thinking approach in the 21st century.

“I see an institution that is looking to be adaptable and agile in the 21 st century when so many of the ground rules of higher education have changed,” she said “But at the same time, the school has retained its historical principles and mission.”

In addition to her faculty and administrative leadership roles, Salas has conducted an impressive amount of scholarship over the years. She is the author of Flashback Through the Heart: the Poetry of Yusef Komunyakaa, the only book-length study of the works of Pulitzer Prize-winner poet Yusef Komunyakaa. She has published on such subjects as changing perceptions of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, images of maternal influence in an early and neglected Wharton novel, agency in Will Cather’s Sapphira and the Slave Girl, and various aspects of Honors Education.


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