Strategic Planning Thought Leaders Series: Mark Searle, Executive Vice President and Provost, Arizona State University
Join Chancellor Domenico Grasso and Professor Deborah Smith Pollard as UM-Dearborn welcomes our third Thought Leader, Mark Searle, Executive Vice President and Provost, Arizona State University. Thought leaders will be invited to campus throughout the Strategic Planning process to discuss the state of higher education and other related topics.
About the Speaker
Mark Searle is the Executive Vice President and University Provost at Arizona State University and Professor in the School of Community Resources and Development. Prior to this appointment, Dr. Searle served as the Interim Provost and Deputy Provost and Chief of Staff. As Executive Vice President and Provost, Dr. Searle has been instrumental in advancing the university’s goals toward higher levels of student achievement, the hiring of hundreds of new faculty members leading to the significant expansion of research and engagement with critical issues facing society, expansion of the university’s global relationships, the enhancement of support and training for post-doctoral fellows, and the introduction of many technologies to advance learning and student success. Earlier administrative assignments at ASU included Vice-President for Academic Personnel. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Maryland. Dr. Searle joined ASU after an extensive career in Canada where he was the Founding Director of the multidisciplinary Health, Leisure, and Human Performance Research Institute at the University of Manitoba. Prior to his university appointment, Dr. Searle served in various management positions within municipal and provincial government. The Provincial Government of Manitoba, the National Therapeutic Recreation Society, The University of North Dakota, and the University of Manitoba have honored Dr. Searle for his achievements. He has been elected as a fellow of the Academy of Leisure Sciences and the Academy for Park and Recreation Administration. Dr. Searle studies the relationship between leisure behavior and the psychological well-being of older adults and more recently as leisure relates to perceptions of a sense of community and overall life satisfaction.