Lindenwood provost leaving the university


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Dominic Hoscher, Sports Editor

Mark Arant is no longer the provost of Lindenwood University.

“I would like to take this opportunity to share that Dr. Mark Arant has left the university. At this time, we would like to wish Mark all the best as he moves forward,” President John Porter said in an email to faculty.

The announcement by Porter came out Monday afternoon. In the email, it was also announced that Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness Bethany Alden-Rivers would be stepping into the interim provost role for the 2021-22 school year.

While Alden-Rivers serves as the interim provost, Lindenwood will be conducting a “nationwide search” for its next provost, according to the announcement by Porter.

The details behind Arant’s departure are unknown at this time. 

Arant had replaced Marilyn Abbott, who had been the university’s provost since 2016, in the role after she had retired in June of 2020. 

Director of Communications Julee Mitsler declined to comment on the departure, but said that Lindenwood “would like to wish Mark all the best as he moves forward.”