Hower is dedicated to academic rigor, social justice, and community building.
Antioch University proudly announces that Dr. Mark Hower will serve as Provost and Campus Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Los Angeles campus effective immediately. Hower has been the campus Interim Provost and CEO since July 2017.
“Mark is a true Antiochian. He has been a student, faculty member, and administrator at Antioch for almost two decades,” said Dr. Iris Weisman, Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and University Provost. “He has a deep respect for the mission and traditions of Antioch University and works in an inclusive and cooperative way.”
As campus provost and CEO, Hower will provide comprehensive leadership for all educational programs and activities. He is responsible for the administration of all campus operations, strategic academic planning, curriculum quality, academic program evolution, and development. He will work closely with all other University leadership, offices and campuses to establish campus strategic priorities.
“I am impressed by the many strengths, genuine commitment, and dynamic nature of the Antioch University Los Angeles community,” said Hower. “Working together we can continue to promote a progressive educational vision while enhancing the quality of the student experience at all levels.”
Prior to his time with Antioch University, Hower served as a volunteer in the Peace Corps in Sierra Leone, West Africa and later managed the Peace Corps program in the Kingdom of Tonga, South Pacific.
Hower earned a PhD in Leadership and Change and an MS in Management from Antioch University and a BA in History with an Anthropology Minor from Whitman College.
“This is an exciting time to be working at Antioch University, when our mission, commitment to social justice, and progressive education is most needed more than ever,” said Hower.