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Provost Sue Ott Rowlands to step down December 31


Rachel Smith, News Editor

May 27, 2020

Sue Ott Rowlands will step down as provost and executive vice president of academic affairs on December 31, 2020. A national search for her successor will begin in early June, and the position will be filled by January 1, 2021. Rowlands has been NKU’s provost since early 2014. She has served under...

Provost announces Fall semester hybrid approach

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Josh Kelly, Managing Editor

May 19, 2020

Provost Sue Ott Rowlands announced recommendations for campus to undergo a hybrid approach to the Fall 2020-21 semester.

Provost Sue Ott Rowlands: Leading a campus through COVID-19

The COVID-19 response task force meets virtually everyday at noon.

Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor

May 8, 2020

“Does anyone else have something to bring up? Any questions?” NKU Provost Sue Ott Rowlands asks in an empty room. On her computer screen, twenty-five pairs of eyes blink back at her. She always ends the daily Zoom meeting like this, giving a final chance for any member of the COVID-19 Preparedness Te...

COVID-19 reimbursement procedures for student, faculty, staff travel

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Billy Keeney, News Editor

March 18, 2020

NKU faculty and staff members with unrecoverable out-of-pocket travel expenses due to the coronavirus pandemic may seek reimbursement through the MyNKU Travel Module, according to a press release from Provost Sue Ott Rowlands. To apply for reimbursement, the release gave the following instructions: ...

Coronavirus updates: graduation, refunds, online classes

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Natalie Hamren and Billy Keeney

March 16, 2020

The Northerner interviewed President Ashish Vaidya Monday morning to ask questions about online courses, commencement, refunds and more.  Online classes Vaidya said a formal announcement will be released today or tomorrow informing students, staff and faculty that classes will remain online for the...

Provost announces more details on class transitions

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Billy Keeney and Natalie Hamren

March 12, 2020

Following President Ashish Vaidya’s announcement yesterday that NKU will move to alternative delivery for instruction, Provost Sue Ott Rowlands informed faculty and staff in an email that workgroups are busy outlining the details of the transition. Seven-week accelerated online courses will begin as usual on Mar...

Possible out-of-state Coronavirus case could impact NKY

Possible out-of-state Coronavirus case could impact NKY

Rachel Smith, Assistant News Editor

March 9, 2020

NKU has taken precautionary measures by disinfecting potentially contaminated areas and canceling youth activities planned for spring break following a case of possible Coronavirus impacting the NKU community, according to a campus-wide email by Provost Sue Ott Rowlands. There have, however, been zero conf...

Dr. Hassan HassabElnaby named College of Business dean

Dr. Hassan HassabElnaby comes from University of Toledo after serving on staff for 16 years.

Josh Kelly, Arts & Life Editor

May 8, 2019

NKU announced Dr. Hassan HassabElnaby as the new dean for the Haile/US Bank College of Business on Wednesday. Before coming to NKU, Dr. HassabElnaby worked at the University of Toledo’s College of Business and Innovation where he served as the associate dean for Graduate Studies and Research. HassabElnaby...

Vaidya installed as NKU’s sixth president

President Dr. Ashish Vaidya is sworn in as NKU's sixth president by Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Michelle Keller.

Natalie Hamren and Josh Kelly

March 30, 2019

Family, friends, colleagues and students welcomed in the sixth president of Northern Kentucky University, Dr. Ashish Vaidya on Friday during his official installation. Vaidya assumed the role as president on July 1, 2018, but was formally recognized during the installation. Vaidya thanked everyon...

Local CEO to head Business College as interim dean

Johnna Reeder Klemeyer will start as interim dean of the Haile/US Bank College of Business in January 2019.

Josh Goad, Assistant News Editor

December 18, 2018

Johnna Reeder Kleymeyer, the founding CEO of Regional Economic Development Initiative (REDI) Cincinnati, has been brought on as interim dean of the Haile/US Bank College of Business.

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Provost Sue Ott Rowlands