Lake Erie College recently announced the promotion of Dr. Bryan DePoy to the role of Provost for the College. His previous title had been Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness.

The change in title recognizes the comprehensive nature of his DePoy’s responsibilities, including providing leadership for institutional planning, quality initiatives, student affairs, accreditation and operational matters for the institution.

“The new role better captures his strengths in leadership. In addition, this position has more oversight regarding internal matters. Working closely with me, he will assist in achieving the College’s strategic objectives. As provost, he will also provide oversight and leadership regarding more wide-ranging matters related to student and institutional success,” said College President, Brian Posler, Ph.D. Regarding his appointment, Dr. DePoy said he “looks forward to continuing to do his part to help reach our greatest potential as a college, provide the best education possible for LEC students, and enhance and grow the College’s reputation.” Further, he states that he “is proud to be part of the Lake Erie College community and is deeply committed to partnering with President Posler and the campus community to position the college for success.” Having joined LEC in 2015, Dr. DePoy most recently served as Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness. He was previously the dean of the College of Creative Arts and Communication at Youngstown State University (YSU), where he also served as the interim associate provost for research and graduate studies. He was also an assistant dean and dean of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Southeastern Louisiana University, where he served on the faculty as a tenured professor. Dr. DePoy has served multiple boards and advisory groups, including as chairperson of the board for Western Reserve Public Media, Ohio’s largest public television affiliate. He also was among the founders of Power of the Arts, an arts advocacy and economic development non-profit organization located in Youngstown, Ohio. He serves actively as a Peer Reviewer and site visit Team Chair for the Higher Learning Commission and was awarded a Peer Corps Hero Mighty Mentor award from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) during the organization’s 2021 annual conference. Dr. DePoy also served as chair of the Ohio Chief Academic Officers steering committee for the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities of Ohio. He holds a doctor of music degree from Florida State University, a master of music degree from the University of New Mexico, a bachelor of music degree from the Indiana University School of Music, and a Higher Education Assessment Specialist certificate from James Madison University. He has completed graduate-level coursework from Harvard University’s Extension School in Advanced Negotiation and Conflict Resolution and is a certified mediator.