BGSU names new senior VP, provost


Dr. Kenneth W. Borland Jr., provost and vice president for academic affairs at East Stroudsburg
University of Pennsylvania, has been named Bowling Green State University’s senior vice president for
academic affairs and provost. The appointment is effective Aug. 15.
“This is a critical leadership role for the university,” President Carol Cartwright said. "Ken will
work closely with me to build on BGSU’s reputation and help us achieve even higher levels of academic
excellence and student success. We’re excited to have him on board.”
As provost, Borland will be responsible for all academic programs at BGSU, including oversight of the
colleges, enrollment and research. The position is second only to the president in leadership at the
“BGSU is a great fit,” Borland said. “I’m looking forward to helping students succeed and supporting our
faculty in their research. That combination is vital to our success. I’m delighted to have this
opportunity to help lead BGSU into its second century.”
He was named ESU’s provost in 2004, and earlier was an associate provost at that university. He served as
interim president for five months in 2008. He holds the rank of professor in the areas of leadership and
interdisciplinary studies.
Borland was also an assistant vice provost at Montana State University-Bozeman and served as an associate
and assistant professor of higher education and adult learning at Dallas Baptist University. He began
his academic career at Pennsylvania State University.
He holds a doctoral degree in adult and higher education from Pennsylvania State University, a master’s
degree in education and religion from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a bachelor’s degree
in theology from Toccoa Falls College.

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