Towson University names Dr. Marcia G. Welsh new Provost

Towson University President Robert L. Caret has named Marcia G. Welsh the university’s new provost and vice president for Academic Affairs. The appointment will be effective August 19.

“Dr. Welsh was selected after a nationally advertised search,” said President Robert Caret. “Her skills and experience will only add to the University’s momentum and rise as a premier, metropolitan-focused institution.”

Dr. Welsh will replace former provost James P. Clements who recently took over as president of West Virginia University.

Dr. Welsh’s previous positions include: provost and senior vice sresident at Adelphi University; associate provost at the University of South Carolina; department chair at the University of South Carolina; and professor, Department of Developmental Biology and Anatomy, University of Carolina School of Medicine. Dr. Welsh has taught basic science and anatomical sciences courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

She was voted Teacher of the Year in the USC School of Medicine; selected Woman of the Year by several associations in South Carolina and New York; and was selected one of Long Island’s Top 50 Women in 2007.

Dr. Welsh holds a Ph.D. from University of Texas, Health Science Center at San Antonio, with a concentration in Anatomy.

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