Provost and Executive Vice President

Position Details

Dr. Kenneth F. Newbold, Jr. has been appointed as the next Provost of Benedictine University. Dr. Newbold most recently served as Provost and Executive Vice President at Goshen College in Goshen, Indiana. During his career, Dr. Newbold has actively led academic program development, funding to support research and creative endeavors and partnership development that connected academic programs to external constituents. At Goshen College, he provided direct supervision of the enrollment division which achieved three consecutive years of growth, including the largest incoming first-year class in a decade. Prior to Goshen, Dr. Newbold held a series of progressive leadership roles at James Madison University, leaving the university as Associate Vice Provost for Research and Scholarship. While at JMU, he oversaw the Office of Research and Scholarship during a time of tremendous growth, which included record external funding for research of over $21 million. He led JMU’s federal initiatives and also represented the university with key regional and state constituents. Dr. Newbold graduated from Bridgewater College with a bachelor’s degree in history and political science. He earned a master of public administration degree with a concentration in higher education as well as a Ph.D. in Strategic Leadership from James Madison University. Dr. Newbold will officially assume his new role at Benedictine in May.