Provost candidate race narrows

Staff Report

Keith Hargrove will be on campus Tuesday, April 11. The open forum will be from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Freed Curd Auditorium in the Collins Center for Industry and Technology .

Keith Hargrove has served as the dean of the College of Engineering at Tennessee State University since 2009.  He was previously the department chairman and associate professor in the Department of Industrial Manufacturing and Information Engineering. He earned his Ph.D. in industrial and manufacturing engineering at the University of Iowa, his master’s degree in engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology and his bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at Tennessee State University.

Mark Arant will be on campus Tuesday, April 13. The open forum will be from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in the Freed Curd Auditorium in the Collins Center for Industry and Technology.

Mark Arant has served as the provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at Northeastern State University since 2014.  Arant has held positions at the University of Arkansas – Fort Smith and the University of Louisiana at Monroe.  He earned his Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Alabama and his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Louisiana Tech University.

Dennis Rome will be on campus Tuesday, April 18. The open forum will be from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Freed Curd Auditorium in the Collins Center for Industry and Technology.

Dennis Rome has served as dean of the College of Letters and Sciences at Columbus State University since 2014.  Rome has held positions at the University of Wisconsin – Parkside, Indiana University Bloomington, DePaul University, Wright State University and Wilmington College.  He earned his Ph.D. in sociology from Washington State University, his master’s degree in sociology from Howard University and his bachelor’s degree in sociology from Bradley University.