Locke to step down as Brown University’s provost at end of year


PROVIDENCE– Brown University will remain in search of a brand-new provost.

The Ivy League organization revealed Thursday that Richard M. Locke, who has actually served because 2015 as Brown’s 13th provost and has actually been with the university for about a years, will leave Brown and completion of the fiscal year. Brown states Locke has actually been called the next vice president and dean of Apple University, part of innovation huge Apple Inc. in Cupertino, California.

Locke initially pertained to Brown in 2013 from the Massachusetts Institute of Innovation to function as the Howard R. Swearer Director of the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs. 2 years later on, Locke raised to end up being Brown’s provost, a function he has actually served supervising the university’s academics because, Brown stated.

Throughout his period, Locke, Brown stated, introduced or enhanced numerous schools, institutes and programs on school. Amongst them were the Annenberg Institute for School Reform, the Brown Arts Institute, the Center for Approach, Politics and Economics, the Data Science Effort, the Native American and Native Research Studies Effort and the Nelson Center for Entrepreneurship.

Brown likewise stated Locke assisted the university reaching its objective embeded in the 2014-15 scholastic year of doubling the portion of professors from traditionally underrepresented groups. That portion has actually reached 16.7% since the 2021-22 scholastic year, Brown stated.

” Working as provost of Brown has actually been an amazing experience,” Locke stated in a declaration. “It has actually been an unique benefit to deal with a fantastic group of senior scholastic leaders, professors, personnel, trainees and alumni who are directed by core worths and pursue quality every day.”

Brown President Christina H. Paxson stated in a declaration that Locke because getting to the university has actually made “long lasting contributions that have actually assisted make Brown more powerful throughout the whole scholastic business.”

The university stated it will reveal in the coming weeks the actions it will require to discover Locke’s follower.

James Bessette is the PBN unique tasks editor, and likewise covers the not-for-profit and education sectors. You might reach him at Bessette@PBN.com You might likewise follow him on Twitter at @James_Bessette

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