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Janoyan to take the helm as new provost

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The University of La Verne will welcome Kerop Janoyan as provost and vice president of academic affairs starting April 1. 

Janoyan, currently dean of the graduate school at Clarkson University in New York, who was chosen following an extensive interview process, will replace current Provost Jonathan Reed, who will return to the faculty as professor of religion. 

Janoyan is also a professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering and recently served as interim dean of the university’s Lewis School of Health Sciences and director of distance learning.

Janoyan was born in Iraq and attended school in the United Kingdom, Cyprus and Italy before coming to the U.S. with his family. He enrolled in Glendale public schools for his secondary education and completed his bachelor’s, master’s, and Ph.D. programs in civil engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles. 

In his position new post at La Verne, Janoyan will help to lead in the advancement of the University’s key priorities, including executing the recently approved 2025 strategic plan, institutionalizing the La Verne Experience, enhancing the regional and online campuses, improving career services, and furthering the development of academic programs with a focus on health professions, said University President Devorah Lieberman in an emailed announcement. 

– Deja Goode

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