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SEU Provost Dr. Hackett to Retire

Southeastern University’s long-standing provost, Dr. William Hackett, Jr., has announced that he will be retiring at the end of the 2020–21 academic year. Hackett first came to the university in 1988 and has served as provost since 2012. 

A headshot of Dr. Bill Hackett smiling

Dr. William Hackett, SEU Provost

“Dr. Hackett has been instrumental in the growth and development of our university,” said Dr. Kent Ingle, president. “Southeastern would not be the same if it were not for his leadership. I know on a personal level, he has been a great mentor to me and numerous others on our campus.”

Following his retirement, Dr. Hackett will be transitioning to the role of provost emeritus and he will continue to be an important voice of influence on campus by providing guidance for our faculty. 

The university will be conducting a national search to replace his position, which will include an on-campus committee in conjunction with a national search firm.

“As we start this process, we ask that you pray with us that God will give us wisdom, discernment and guidance,” said Dr. Ingle. “We know that this is a significant decision for our campus.”

The university will honor and celebrate Dr. Hackett on a number of occasions throughout the upcoming academic year.