Dr. James Zhang, Dean of The Kimmel School at Western Carolina University, will become Kettering University’s Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost on June 1.
Kettering University has appointed Dr. James Zhang as the University’s new Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. Zhang will replace Dr. Robert Simpson, who announced his retirement last year.
“Dr. Zhang is a highly productive and recognized scholar who brings to Kettering a rare combination of scholarly achievement, administrative acumen and industry experience,” said Kettering University President Dr. Robert McMahan. “Dr. Zhang will be an exceptional Provost. He is committed to Kettering’s mission, vision and values and throughout his career has been a passionate advocate for experiential education. His colleagues consistently praise his approachability, his collaborative and inclusive nature, and his ability to bring fresh approaches to challenges – all of which will make him an ideal fit at Kettering.”