New provost named at University of Providence

Dr. Matthew Redinger has been named provost at the University of Providence and will begin his role on July 1.

As provost, Redinger will be responsible for the academic budget, leadership of the faculty and academic program development, including community outreach programs, oversight of institutional accreditation, and promoting scholarly and creative activities. He will also be involved in creating and deepening “high impact” practices that engage students, such as undergraduate research, study abroad, internships and more, according to a release.

“Hiring Matt for the provost position is a huge step for our campus as it continues its path toward a bigger and bolder vision,” President Tony Aretz said. “His leadership, integrity, and humility bring a broad base of experience that will enable him to lead significant institutional change.”

Redinger is coming from Montana State University Billings, where he has served as vice provost for academic affairs, interim vice provost for academic affairs, history department chair and as a tenured history professor.

“I believe leadership is founded on relationships, because it is within relationships that we can best work together for the common good. I look forward to leading and learning from the UP community for many years to come,” Redinger said in a release. “I’ve been a lifelong advocate of the Catholic intellectual tradition, and value the liberal arts in that context. Being a part of a university that has similar values is a great privilege.”

Redinger holds a doctorate of philosophy in history from University of Washington, Seattle; a master’s in history from the University of Montana, Missoula; a bachelor’s in history from the University of Montana; and undergraduate study from Carroll College in theology, philosophy, and history.