State Relations

WSU Chooses New Provost

Washington State University has selected a new Provost.

Steven Hoch, Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Kentucky has been selected as the new Provost and Executive Vice President at WSU.  Hoch succeeds Bob Bates who is stepping down July 1 after six years in the position.

Hoch began his academic career as a lecturer in history at Trinity College in Connecticut.  He was an assistant and associate professor of history at Drew University in New Jersey and an associate and full professor of history at the University of Iowa.  He served as associate provost for academic programs at the University of Iowa before becoming dean of the college of arts and sciences at the University of Kentucky.  His research focuses on modern Russian history, European agrarian history and historical demography.

Here’s a link to the announcement from the WSU website.  Hoch’s official starting date will be August 1.