Mark Gromko

Mark Gromko

Interim Provost Gromko to initiate discussion of issues

President Sidney Ribeau has appointed Dr. Mark Gromko interim provost, it was announced Dec. 4. Gromko will take over for Provost John Folkins, who will now lead the new BGSU Research Institute, a nonprofit corporation formed to help faculty and staff members market their intellectual property.

Ribeau said Gromko’s experience as vice provost for academic programs has prepared him well to lead the faculty.

In a message to campus, Gromko says, “I look forward to working with faculty, staff and students as we build on our many achievements and continue to create a premier learning community. We are deeply engaged in the process of building the best university we can imagine.

“Carrying through on our ideas in the face of many challenges and barriers requires the best of our problem-solving and creative thinking skills. We have much challenging and interesting work to accomplish. I will be writing to you at greater length in early January to begin the discussion of the issues we will be confronting together in the upcoming months.”

December 11, 2006