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April 26, 2016
Northwest Missouri State University has announced the appointments of two internal candidates as it works toward a revised academic structure in preparation for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Provost Timothy Mottet announced Monday that Dr. Greg Haddock will serve as associate provost for graduate studies and special programs, and Dr. Terry Long will become the new director for the School of Health Science and Wellness. The University conducted national searches to fill both roles, and Mottet made both appointments on the recommendations of University search committees. The appointments are effective July 1.
The appointments are the latest step in a transition Mottet announced in February from the University’s academic college structure to one consisting of professional schools led by directors who will report directly to the provost. Deans who have traditionally led the academic colleges and other academic areas will become associate provosts within the new structure.
Haddock has served in a variety of roles during his 20 years at Northwest, most recently as vice provost, dean of the Graduate School and as acting dean of the Melvin D. and Valorie G. Booth College of Business and Professional Studies. As a faculty member until 2010, Haddock served as Faculty Senate president and as chair of the geology and geography department.
He earned his bachelor’s degree in music and geography from Mary Washington College in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and a master’s degree in geography from the University of Idaho. Haddock earned his doctorate in geography in 1996 from the University of Idaho.
As associate provost of graduate studies and special programs, Haddock is responsible for graduate education, academic operations and special programs.
“Dr. Haddock is a seasoned higher education leader who has both breadth and depth in so many areas of academic affairs,” Mottet said. “He is responsible for successfully launching and leading numerous initiatives mapping to our strategic planning objectives. I look forward to his leadership in his new role as associate provost of graduate studies and special programs.”
Long is a professor of recreation and currently serves as the School of Health Science and Wellness’ assistant director. He has authored numerous books, chapters and reviews, and he has presented throughout the country and internationally about topics relevant to health and recreation. He also has served on several local, state and national boards; he currently serves on the Nodaway County Recreation Council for Individuals with Disabilities.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology and recreation and a master’s degree in clinical psychology, both from Emporia State University. He earned his doctorate in parks, recreation and tourism with an emphasis on therapeutic recreation.
“Dr. Long is an award-winning teacher and researcher who is also a proven leader,” Mottet said. “I look forward to welcoming Dr. Long to the academic affairs leadership team and to creating a bold vision for the School that will focus on student success.”
Long succeeds Dr. Matt Symonds, who served as the school’s founding director and will return to a full-time faculty role. Under Symonds’ leadership, the School launched a new Bachelor of Science degree in health science as well as completion programs at Northwest-Kansas City.
“Dr. Symonds has initiated a number of conversations and partnerships that Dr. Long will bring to fruition including working very closely with the Department of Natural Sciences and their 11 pre-professional programs.”
Additionally, Mottet announced the name changes of three academic departments as a result of the reorganization.
Mottet said, “Northwest faculty are making the decision to re-organize around problem areas rather than traditional academic disciplinary structures. More and more, our faculty are crossing traditional boundaries to solve complex problems that require multiple disciplinary approaches. Our faculty are not only partnering with their faculty colleagues across other disciplines but are developing partnerships with area organizations.”
Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
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