Former dean named interim provost
Carolyn Ellis Staton, provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, stepped down at the end of 2007, and Morris Stocks has been named to fill the post on an interim basis.
Staton informed Chancellor Robert Khayat of her desire to retire effective June 30, 2008, and asked to transition out of the position beginning in January.
“Accordingly, I have asked Morris Stocks to assume responsibilities as the interim provost beginning Jan. 1 and have asked Dr. Staton to provide a support role for him and for us,” Khayat said in a press release dated Dec. 7, 2007. “The entire university community is indebted to Carolyn for her many years of faithful service to the university both as a member of the law school faculty and an administrator.”
Stocks, former dean of the School of Accountancy, served three years as associate provost. He has served as senior vice chancellor for planning and operations since August 2006.