SMU has named Steven Currall as provost and vice president for academic affairs. His appointment will be effective Jan. 1, 2016.
Currall will oversee all aspects of academic life, including admission, faculty development, libraries, curriculum and study abroad. He will also hold departmental appointments in three schools on campus.
“I am thrilled and honored to join the SMU community as the next provost,” Currall said in a press release. “I look forward to listening, learning, and partnering with my colleagues to propel SMU into an ever higher orbit.”
Currall is a psychological scientist. He has most recently served as senior advisor for strategic projects and initiatives to the UC Davis chancellor. He has previously served as dean of the Graduate School of Management at UC Davis.