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Coast Guard Academy Establishes New Academic Provost Position

Courtesy of U.S. Coast Guard Academy

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London has announced the creation of the Academy’s First Provost who will serve as the chief academic officer and principal adviser to the Academy’s superintendent.

Former University of Connecticut Vice-Provost Amy Donahue will take up the position and said it will bring the Academy more in line with other higher education schools.

“I think it aligns the Academy more closely with the norms of higher education. And so, as an elite engineering college that’s useful to make it more comprehensible to the rest of the peer and aspirant sort of institutions in the field,” Donahue said.

Donahue has served with the military as an Army officer as the officer-in-charge of a forward surgical team that trained staff for global deployment.

An award-winning freelance reporter/host for WSHU, Brian lives in southeastern Connecticut and covers stories for WSHU across the Eastern side of the state.