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Sally E. McRorie, PhD

Interim Provost

Dr. Sally McRorie was appointed interim provost by Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs Garnett S. Stokes effective April 2 when Stokes begins her service as Interim President of the university. Both interim appointments follow the departure of President Eric J. Barron.

Dr. McRorie, vice president for Faculty Development and Advancement, will serve as interim provost through the conclusion of a presidential search process currently being conducted by the university. She will oversee academic resources development, enhancement of scholarship and research, and evaluation of the quality of academic activity as well as review of faculty appointments. She will continue to collaborate with deans, faculty and university administrators to promote academic excellence and advance the institution's academic mission.

She has served as vice president for Faculty Development and Advancement since 2012 when the position was created. In that post, she has led the implementation of improved faculty promotion and tenure processes including specialized faculty promotions; overseen faculty-related SACSCOC reaccreditation issues; started semester-long development classes for new and aspiring administrators; and helped craft memorable events recognizing faculty achievements and awards.

Previously, she served as FSU's inaugural dean of the College of Visual Arts, Theatre & Dance for almost a decade, guiding the highly respected School of Dance, School of Theatre, and School of Art & Design, the FSU Museum of Fine Arts and the Maggie Allesee National Center for Choreography (MANCC) on the Tallahassee main campus, and the Ringling Museum of Art complex and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training in Sarasota.

Dr. McRorie completed her Ph.D. in Art Education at the University of Kansas, and also trained as a printmaker and painter. She served as Senior Editor of Studies in Art Education, the major research journal in the field. She currently serves on the commission of the National Association of Schools of Art & Design, and served on the boards of the International Council of Fine Arts Deans and the National Council of Arts Administrators, including two terms as president.

Additional administrative experiences include service as Chair of Art and Design at Purdue University, Chair of the Department of Art Education at FSU, Co-Director of the Florida Institute for Art Education, and National Co-Chair of the Getty and Annenberg Foundations' $36M project "Transforming Education through the Arts." She has published widely in the fields of art, art education, and aesthetics, has given over 100 lectures and presentations nationally and internationally. Her recognitions include the Manuel Barkan Award for Outstanding Publication in Art Education (with Tom Anderson), the Mary J. Rouse Award for Outstanding Art Educator, the Indiana and Florida Higher Education Art Educator of the Year Awards, and the Florida State University Teaching Award.