Dr. Frank Galey named as USU’s new Provost

He’s worked at land-grant institutions much of his career, including the last 17 years as a dean at the University of Wyoming, so moving to Logan to become Executive Vice President and Provost at Utah State appears to be a natural step for Dr. Frank Galey.

“Obviously I’m very passionate about the land-grant mission of a university and Utah State University is well-positioned there with President Cockett and her great staff over there,” says Galey. “So that part of it is a great move.

“Obviously, for me, it’s quite the career move in terms of moving from dean to provost. Certainly I have things to learn, but with the mission in mind, the transition should go great.”

Routinely a provost is second in command at a university as well as the chief academic officer. He said he has learned from provosts throughout his career.

“I think the main skill is the ability to listen and work closely with the President and the deans and the faculty,” Galey explains. “And certainly to the extent possible and needed, work with the general public as well. But the main thing is to work very closely with the folks on campus to make sure we meet our mission.”

Dr. Galey is a native of Big Horn, Wyoming with a doctorate in veterinary biosciences from the University of Illinois. He starts at USU August 1.

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