Interim Provost

By John D. Floros | Published October 23, 2018


I am pleased to announce that Dr. April Mason has agreed to serve as Interim Provost at New Mexico State University. She will begin this position on November 1 and has agreed to serve until mid-May.

Dr. Mason’s experience as an academic leader makes her an ideal candidate for this position. She served as the Provost and Senior Vice President of Kansas State University from January 2010 until June 2018.  As the University's Chief Academic Officer, she oversaw the academic dimensions of the university and ensured the university's academic standards. In cooperation with the President and the Deans Council, Dr. Mason provided leadership in the development, review, and operationalization of policies and goals regarding instruction, research, and outreach programs. While in this position, Dr. Mason served as the Chair of the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities Council on Academic Affairs and was a founding member and Chair of the Association of Chief Academic Officers, a group associated with the American Council of Education.  Before joining Kansas State University, Dr. Mason held faculty and administrative positions at Colorado State University and Purdue University.

Dr. Mason earned a doctorate degree in Nutrition and her master's degree in Botany from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana and her undergraduate degree in Biology from University of Mount Union in Alliance, Ohio.

Please join me in welcoming Dr. Mason to NMSU.