Kunkel steps down as Southeast MO provost

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Dr. Karl Kunkel, the provost at Southeast Missouri State University, announced on Friday, March 23, 2018, that he is stepping down from his position to return to the faculty.

Kunkel will continue working in his position through May 14. He is expected to assume a faculty position at the university on August 1.

President Carlos Vargas has appointed Dr. Tamara Randolph, interim dean of the College of Science, Technology and Agriculture, to serve as interim provost.

Vargas thanked Kunkel for his good work and said, "I would like to sincerely thank Dr. Kunkel for his significant and valuable contributions to the university with several initiatives across a variety of areas. Upon his return to the faculty on August 1, I know students will benefit significantly from his extensive teaching, research, and administrative experience."

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