Ohio Academic Named Provost and VP at UNH
Ohio Academic Named Provost and VP at UNH

by Karen Grava
Director of Media Relations

Daniel J. May, vice president for academic affairs at the University of Findlay in Ohio, has been named provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at UNH. He will join the campus community this summer.

“I am confident that Dr. May’s innovative strategies and agile responsiveness to market needs will benefit the University of New Haven over the next several years as we continue to grow,” said President Steve Kaplan. “Dr. May has a strong reputation of simultaneously focusing on high academic standards and student success. His skills and expertise will be of great value to UNH as it continues its transformation.”

Dr. Daniel J. May

May has worked at Findlay since 1991, when he was appointed assistant professor of geology. He rose to full professor in 2001 and chaired programs in environmental, safety and occupational health management prior to becoming dean of the university’s College of Sciences in 2003. He was named Findlay’s vice president for academic affairs in 2004.  

“I am drawn by the vision, energy, and shared adventurous spirit which define UNH today,” said May. “It is a privilege to join such an organization. It will be a pleasure to work with faculty, staff, and students to help all to thrive in these challenging and exciting times in higher education.”

Under May’s leadership, Findlay has grown its enrollment steadily by adding innovative undergraduate majors, professional graduate programs, online delivery of courses, and a variety of continuing education and consulting services. His efforts have helped Findlay’s reputation to grow regionally and nationally.

Prior to joining Findlay, May served on the faculty at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, from 1986 to 1989 and at Bowling Green State University in 1990-91. 

May earned his bachelor’s degree in geology at Stanford University and a Ph.D. in geology at the University of California at Santa Barbara. He replaces David Dauwalder, who will become executive vice president and provost at Woodbury University in Burbank, Calif., on April 1.

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