Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic
Diana Rogers-Adkinson was named Bloomsburg University’s provost and senior vice president of Academic Affairs in April 2019. As Bloomsburg University’s chief academic officer, Dr. Rogers-Adkinson oversees the university’s Division of Academic Affairs, including the College of Education, College of Liberal Arts, College of Science and Technology, the Zeigler College of Business, and the Honors College, as well as technology and library services, planning/assessment, undergraduate education, and graduate studies/research. The provost is also, in conjunction with the chief of staff, working on the development of the university’s next strategic plan. Dr. Rogers-Adkinson was previously the dean of the College of Education, Health and Human Studies at Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, MO, serving in that position for one year. Prior to that, she served as dean of the College of Education also at Southeast. As dean, she oversaw seven departments, and 14 auxiliary units including Lift for Life Charter School, the University Autism Center, a Reading Recovery site and the Regional Professional Development Center for school districts in southeast Missouri. The college serves 3,100 undergraduate and graduate students. With extensive experience in strategic planning at the college and university level, Dr. Rogers-Adkinson’s key initiatives have centered on inclusivity, creating effective cost centers in the auxiliaries, implementation of high impact practices to support student retention, and enhancing supports to underserved and diverse student populations. Dr. Rogers-Adkinson’s previous academic appointments were at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and Wichita State University. She is a graduate of Kent State University with doctorates in special education and counseling and human development services. She also has a master’s degree in community counseling from Kent State and holds a bachelor’s degree from Ball State University in special education.