Dr. Diana Demetrulias Appointed Provost at Notre Dame de Namur University

Belmont, CA, June 17, 2010 — Notre Dame de Namur University today announced the appointment of Dr. Diana Demetrulias as provost, effective August 9. She replaces Dr. Gregory White, who has served as Interim Provost since January 2010. As provost, Dr. Demetrulias is NDNU’s senior academic officer with responsibility for all university academic affairs.

Dr. Demetrulias comes to NDNU from California State University, Stanislaus, where she served as vice provost and associate vice president for assessment and quality assurance. As vice provost, she led the successful reaccreditation by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and established the Office of Service Learning. Dr. Demetrulias also held the positions of Dean of the Graduate School and Founding Dean of the School of Education at CSU Stanislaus.

“Dr. Demetrulias brings an extraordinary depth of experience and knowledge to the position of Provost; we are truly blessed that she has accepted the appointment,” said President Judith Maxwell Greig. “She is highly respected at Stanislaus for her work ethic and standards of excellence, and I am confident she will bring that same excellence to NDNU.”

Before coming to California, Dr. Demetrulias was a faculty member and department chair at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. She has conducted research related to all levels of education, has vast experience with funded grants and has written numerous literary and oral history publications. She has her doctorate and master’s from Ball State University, Indiana, and holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.

“I accepted President Greig’s invitation to serve as Provost without hesitation and with great appreciation for the opportunity to join excellent faculty, staff, and administration in offering the highest quality education to students,” said Dr. Demetrulias. “I will value working within Notre Dame de Namur’s nurturing and inclusive learning environment—one that fosters the academic, personal, and professional development of its students and campus members. Especially admirable is the university’s unequivocal commitment to the values of the Sisters of Notre Dame, and I shall strive to exemplify these in my leadership responsibilities. I am fortunate to be part of an exceptional NDNU community that displays a devotion to students and service.”