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Enwemeka named new provost at SDSU

Dr. Chukuka S. Enwemeka

San Diego State University has named Dr. Chukuka S. Enwemeka as its next provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs, the senior academic administrator at the university.

The provost establishes, coordinates and implements academic goals, educational policy, curriculum planning and development, program review, funding support, resource allocation and personnel actions pertaining to faculty and academic staff.

Currently distinguished professor and Dean of the College of Health Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Enwemeka will begin as SDSU provost on July 1, succeeding Nancy Marlin, who is stepping down from the role.

Enwemeka has more than 20 years of academic leadership experience, including 11 years as tenured professor and dean at UWM, the New York Institute of Technology and served 10 years as tenured professor and chairperson at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Enwemeka also was an associate professor of orthopedics and rehabilitation, and associate director of physical therapy at the University of Miami School of Medicine. He was also an assistant professor of physical therapy, cellular and structural biology, and physiology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

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