The Northerner

Dr. Diana McGill sits in the provosts office in the Lucas Administrative Center.

She never expected to be provost. But she’s here and ready to work.

Killian Baarlaer, News Editor February 16, 2024

When Dr. Diana McGill was approached by President Cady Short-Thompson and learned she was a top prospect to become Northern Kentucky University’s next provost, the feelings that followed mirrored...

A deeper dive into NKU budget deficit: Causes, changes, impacts and response

A deeper dive into NKU budget deficit: Causes, changes, impacts and response

Mildred Nguyen and Emily Sisk October 31, 2022

Northern Kentucky University announced an unexpected budget deficit of $18.7 million as well as a plan for combating it at a budget and strategic update meeting on Oct. 6. Following the meeting, top university...

NKU held its third annual Student Success Summit on Jan. 14 via Zoom, where nearly 160 people attended the event.

NKU hosts its third annual Student Success Summit

Madison Plank, Managing Editor January 14, 2022

Northern Kentucky University hosted its third annual Student Success Summit on Friday morning, with nearly 160 participants, including 18 panelists that each spoke about different student and faculty successes,...

New NKU Provost Matt Cecil poses for a photo.

New Provost Matt Cecil, COVID-19 restrictions and visions for a post-pandemic campus

Mildred Nguyen, News Editor September 3, 2021

This story was previously published in The Northerner's print newspaper on Sep. 1. Dr. Matt Cecil was selected as the new Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs on July 1 following...

Outside the Student Union during fall.

NKU announces new indoor masking requirement for those vaccinated and unvaccinated

Madison Plank, Managing Editor August 3, 2021

An email from the office of the provost sent out on Tuesday morning details Northern Kentucky University’s new indoor mask mandate, stating that masks will be required indoors on campus for those vaccinated...

NKU announces new provost

NKU announces new provost

Madison Plank, Asst. News Editor February 3, 2021

NKU President Ashish Vaidya announced Dr. Matt Cecil as the new Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs (PEVPAA) in a campus-wide email today. This will go into effect July 1.  Cecil...

Dr. Ande Durojaiye named Interim Provost. Durojaiye has served three years on NKUs administrative staff.

Dr. Ande Durojaiye announced as Interim Provost

Josh Kelly, Managing Editor November 20, 2020

President Ashish Vaidya announced Dr. Ande Durojaiye will serve as the Interim Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs starting  Jan. 1, 2021. The decision came after Bonita Brown...

NKUs logo above the Student Union

Provost COVID-19 update: delay of meal plan, fees, travel requirements

Noelle Horn, News Editor October 20, 2020

Provost Sue Ott Rowlands sent out another COVID-19 update to the campus community this afternoon. In the email, Rowlands shared information on the mandatory commuter meal plan, fall and spring semester...

Students outside the SU on their first day back to campus.

Provost shares new online form for positive cases, triggers for campus closure

Noelle Horn, News Editor September 1, 2020

Provost Sue Ott Rowlands sent an email out this afternoon that includes a new online form for positive COVID-19 cases, information on when someone should quarantine and other educational information. “So...


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...

corona feature

Provost announces more details on class transitions

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...

Provost Sue Ott Rowlands reviews her signed copy of Dreamland. She has been coordinating Quinones visit to campus since last summer.

Book Breaks the Silence

Abby Anstead, Managing Editor January 27, 2016
"Dreamland" author joins campus community in battling heroin crisis
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