Liverpool named interim UMES provost
– (July 14, 2014) – The University of Maryland Eastern
Shore announced today that Dr. Patrick Liverpool is joining President Juliette
Bell’s administrative team as interim provost and vice president for academic
“Dr. Liverpool has an impressive academic
leadership background and broad experience as a college administrator,” Bell
said. “He has a reputation of engaging and collaborating with faculty and staff
in a way that will enable UMES to continue seamlessly the work we do to prepare
students for challenges they’ll face as graduates.”
Liverpool, who calls Richmond home, retired
from Delaware State University in Dover, where he served as the Dean of the School
of Management as well as the MBNA Professor of Management.
Since retiring, he has worked at several
universities in an interim capacity, including Central State University in
Ohio, where he replaced Dr. Bell as interim provost when she became UMES’ 15th president.
This past academic year, Liverpool was the Interim Dean of the School of
Business and Economics at North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro.
He previously served as Interim Executive Vice President and Provost at Fisk
University and Interim Dean of the School of Business at Florida A&M
“I have completed several interim positions
with the intention of ensuring there is continuity and progress, and to lay the
groundwork for the incoming provost or dean,” Liverpool said.
“I do not accept an interim assignment with the intent of
pursuing a personal agenda – nor with aspirations to be the next provost or
dean,” he said. “My job is to help President Bell and the University move
forward to achieve its mission and vision.”
Earlier in his career, Dr. Liverpool was a
Vice Provost at Virginia Tech and an Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic
Affairs at NC A&T. Additionally, he served as Dean of the business schools
at Virginia State, and Virginia Union universities. He was also a member of the
faculties at Fisk University, the University of Toledo, and Howard University
before moving into administration.
Liverpool earned his undergraduate and MBA
degrees from the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico and his Doctorate of
Business Administration from Kent State University.
He has a diploma in Labour and Cooperation from the Afro-Asian
Institute in Tel Aviv, Israel, and participated in executive management
programs at Harvard University and Harvard Business School.
“Patrick shares our values and our vision for this University,” Bell
said, “and I know students, faculty and the entire campus community will be
energized by his enthusiasm and energy as an educator.”
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