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For Immediate Release
April 18, 2013

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Dr. Douglas M. Scheidt Named Interim Provost

School of Education and Human Services Dean Will Serve Through 2013-14 Academic Year

Brockport, NY – The College at Brockport, State University of New York, announced that Douglas M. Scheidt, PhD, has been named interim provost and vice president for academic affairs. Scheidt, dean of the School of Education and Human Services, will take over for current provost Anne E. Huot, PhD, who is leaving Brockport later this spring to become president of Keene State College in New Hampshire.

Scheidt will serve as through June 30, 2014—or until such time that the next Provost/VP can be selected and join Brockport’s academic community. A campus-based search committee is being formed and will begin its work in May.

“I have great confidence in Dr. Scheidt as an educator and senior administrator," said Brockport president John R. Halstead, PhD. "His experiences in the classroom in counseling psychology and health sciences as well as his scholarly pursuits and service to the College—including terrific collaboration on our major comprehensive campaign—will combine to serve him well. Meeting today with the other deans and members of the Provost’s team, I know we can count on their support and teamwork to sustain and advance some timely initiatives across the College. I am grateful for his service as Dean and in this latest interim provost capacity.”

“I’m honored to have been approached for this position and look forward to working more closely with President Halstead and others in his administration to advance the mission of the College,” said Scheidt.

Scheidt earned his PhD in counseling psychology from the University at Buffalo and his bachelor’s degree in psychology from Colgate University. Dr. Scheidt came to The College at Brockport in 1995 as a member of the Department of Health Science faculty. He served as chair of the department from 2003 until 2010. In January 2010, he was appointed to Dean of the School of Education and Human Services. Prior to joining the faculty he was an associate psychologist at the Monsignor Carr Institute and a project director for the NIAAA funded Alcoholics in Treatment HIV Risk (ATRISK) Study. He has also worked as an independent consultant focusing on program development, implementation and evaluation.

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