TERM AS TRUSTEE:
June 4, 2018 through Present
Maria C. Cimitile began her appointment as Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at Grand Valley State University on July 1, 2017. Dr. Cimitile joined the office of the Provost in 2009 as Interim Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, later filling the role permanently and promoted to Associate Vice President in 2016. Her work included development and oversight of the University curriculum (including distance education), program review, academic transfer policies and procedures. She also served as a liaison to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Foundation’s student learning center.
She earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Memphis, M.A. from Villanova University, and A.B. from the College of the Holy Cross. She joined Grand Valley State University in 1999 as Assistant Professor in Philosophy, received early tenure and promotion in 2004, and full professor in 2016. Dr. Cimitile received a number of teaching awards, has a wide breadth of university administrative experience, created the Latino Student Initiative at Grand Valley State University, and is committed to the co-existence of equity and excellence in education.