Meet the Provost

Provost Green headshot

Dr. Richard Green was named Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at St. Cloud State University in July 2014. During the search for a permanent Provost, he acts as the University's Chief Academic Officer and serves as the institutional leader in the President's absence.

As the second-ranking officer at the University, Dr. Green provides

  • leadership for the University’s overall academic, budgetary and planning processes, and
  • oversight of its academic programs, research, global programs, enrollment, and student affairs.

Dr. Green holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Concordia College, Moorhead, a master's degree in chemistry from North Dakota State University, and a doctorate in chemistry from the University of Louisville. He is also a graduate of the Harvard University Institute of Educational Management.

Dr. Green previously held leadership posts with the Minnesota State Colleges and University system as interim president of Metropolitan State University in the early 1990s and vice president for academic affairs at Augsburg College in Minneapolis. Most recently, Dr. Green was interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at Albany State University in Georgia.

Dr. Green is married to Dr. Dorothy Green who formerly taught at Minnesota State University, Moorhead and the University of St. Thomas, St. Paul. He has two children, Richard and Kim, and three grandchildren.

If you would like to know more about the Provost or to invite him to your event, please contact us or fill out the meeting/event request form. Read Dr. Green's blog here.