Carson-Newman President Randall O’Brien Monday named Provost Dr. Kina Steed Mallard executive vice president. Mallard has served as vice president of academic affairs since joining Carson-Newman in 2009.
“This promotion is the next logical step in a long, distinguished administrative career for Dr. Mallard,” O’Brien said.
Prior to joining Carson-Newman, Mallard served as academic dean at Gordon College in Wenham, Mass., as associate provost for faculty and academic development at Union University and as chair of the communication arts department.
“As executive vice president and provost, she will be well-positioned to move to a college presidency, if she so desires,” O’Brian said. “We are certainly fortunate to have her at Carson-Newman.”
A resident of Jefferson City, Mallard is a Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Board member.
She is also a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities’ Commission for Chief Academic Officers, and is a CCCU senior fellow for faculty development.
Mallard serves on the advisory board for the academic newsletter, The Department Chair, and has authored several academic publications and book chapters.
Mallard received her undergraduate degree from Middle Tennessee State University. She continued her education at the University of Tennessee, where she earned a Master of Arts degree in organizational communications and a doctorate in communication.