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2017 New Faculty


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Dr. David D. Lee
Provost Biography

Greetings from the Provost

I am terribly excited to have the opportunity to serve as WKU’s Provost.  WKU is an institution of opportunity, not only for the faculty, staff, and students on our campuses, but also for a much wider community that stretches far beyond our campuses and our Commonwealth.  The philosopher Alfred North Whitehead once remarked that the task of the university is to invent the future.  Here at WKU we’re inventing the future through a creative blend of tradition and technology as we prepare our students for life and leadership in the 21st century. 

Public higher education is one of the most dynamic fields in the United States today, and WKU is a leader in exploring the new possibilities that are being created almost every day.  The challenges in front of us are formidable, of course, but the opportunities are remarkable.  As Provost, I’m working collaboratively with members of the WKU community to build on the remarkable achievements of this university community and to keep WKU synonymous with academic quality and student success.

If you have any questions related to the academic affairs of the university or simply need to speak with someone about issues related to academic affairs, please call our office at (270) 745-2297 or e-mail

David D. Lee

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs


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