Carroll University has named Mark Blegen as its new provost and vice president for academic affairs.

Mark Blegen

Blegen is the current dean of health sciences at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota.

He replaces Joanne Passaro, who left Carroll earlier this year to become president of Metropolitan College of New York after 11 years as provost.

Blegen will assume his role at Carroll in January.

“We’re pleased to welcome Mark as our new provost and vice president of academic affairs,” said Cindy Gnadinger, president of Carroll University. “His experience in elevating the liberal arts, leading the health sciences, connecting schools and colleges, and engaging with both internal and external partners meshes seamlessly with the stated attributes sought in our next provost and vice president of academic affairs at Carroll University.”

He has experience leading efforts on strategic planning, academic initiatives, fundraising, enrollment management and complex budget planning across all degree levels. Read the full story here.