Iona College Mission Statement

Provost Search

This fall, Iona College commenced the search for its next provost and chief academic officer. The national search began with the selection of a search consultant and seating of the search committee. The work of the committee will result in the presentation of three, highly qualified, unranked finalists to President Joseph E. Nyre, Ph.D., in January 2018.

With the recent announcement of the Hynes Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Appointment of a new dean of the Business School, announcement of a new Business School building, hiring talented new tenure-track faculty and funding newly endowed positions, there is an exciting momentum at Iona College which is certain to draw outstanding provost candidates.

About the Opportunity

See more about the opportunity.

Search Committee and Process

A provost search committee has been seated, and we are grateful for the service of:
  • Dr. Eric Robinson, member of the Board of Trustees
  • Dr. Jon Strauss, acting president
  • MaryEllen Callaghan, chief of staff and Board secretary
  • Dr. Dean Defino, professor of English
  • Dr. Teresa Delgado, associate professor of Theology and Ethics and chair of the Religious Studies Department
  • Dr. Sunghee Lee, Board of Trustees endowed professor of Chemistry and chair of the Chemistry Department
  • Dr. Vin Maher, professor of Management
  • Dr. Chrissy Martins, assistant professor of Marketing
  • Dr. Michele Nelson, director of Off-Campus and Commuter Services and assistant Board secretary
  • Angel Pierre'18, Mass Communication Major, Broadcasting Minor
The search committee began its work over the summer by participating in the selection of a firm to assist in the search for Iona College’s next provost. Ann Yates and Dr. Concetta Stewart, with the consulting firm Witt Kieffer, were selected and arrived on campus Tuesday, August 29, to meet with various campus constituencies including faculty, staff and students to learn more about the College and to solicit feedback on the experiences, qualifications and characteristics they should be seeking as they recruit candidates for the search.

Finalists for the position were invited to Iona’s campus for interviews and interaction with the College community, including faculty, staff and students in early December 2017. The College looks forward to announcing its next Chief Academic Officer soon.

Nominations and Applications

Nominations are welcome and should be directed to

For full consideration, application materials should be received in advance of the search committee’s review process, which is scheduled to begin on or about November 13, 2017. Applications should include a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and professional references inclusive of contact information. Please note, references will not be contacted without the express permission and prior notification of applicants. Applications should be sent electronically to

Feedback, questions and suggestions are welcome and may be submitted to

About Iona:

Founded in 1940, Iona College is a four-year private, coeducational institution of learning in the tradition of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers and American Catholic higher education. Iona’s 45-acre campus is just 20 miles north of Midtown Manhattan. With a total enrollment of nearly 4,000 students and an alumni base of 45,000-plus around the world, Iona is a diverse community of learners and scholars dedicated to academic excellence and the values of justice, peace and service. Iona is highly accredited, offering undergraduate degrees in liberal arts, science, and business administration, as well as Master of Arts, Master of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees and numerous advanced certificate programs. Iona’s School of Business is accredited by AACSB International, a prestigious distinction awarded to just 5 percent of business schools worldwide.