Provost Search

SEU Announces Next Provost

After a thorough nationwide search, Southeastern University announced today that the university’s new provost and chief academic officer will be Meghan Griffin, Ph.D.  Griffin currently

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Dear SEU Community,

We are excited to lead the search committee for Southeastern University’s new provost. We believe this position is more than a job – it is a calling. 

The provost position plays an invaluable role in the university’s commitment to innovation in higher education. As the chief academic officer, the provost is responsible for administration of all programs of instruction, research and service, promoting collaboration among the seven colleges and across disciplines, and for facilitating the success of the university’s faculty and students. Reporting to the provost are the deans of seven colleges, the dean for the library, the associate provost, and the associate provost and academic dean for unrestricted education.

As we progress through this search process, we will keep you informed through community announcements and updates on this web page. We are grateful for all of the members of our campus community who are helping us with this process, whether it’s through submitting nominations or participating in the search community.

Please continue to join us in prayer that God gives our committee discernment and wisdom through this process.

Dr. Chris Owen
Executive Vice President, Southeastern University
Committee Chair

About SEU

Recently recognized by The Chronicle for Higher Education as one of the fastest-growing private nonprofit master’s institutions in the nation, Southeastern University (SEU) is ranked in the top ten of all institutions in this category. The main campus, situated in Lakeland, Florida, offers more than 100 degree programs at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels. With 175 extension sites across the United States, the university’s reach extends far beyond its main campus in Lakeland.

SEU has an enrollment of more than 9,500 students and is a Christ-centered institution. 


About the Search

Southeastern University’s provost search committee was composed of representatives from various stakeholder groups of the university and was assisted by a professional search firm.

  • Chris Owen, Committee Chair, Executive Vice President
  • Amy Beatty, Dean of the Library
  • Sylvia Blackmon-Roberts, Associate Vice President of Community Relations
  • Ben Gomez, Assistant Professor & Director of Youth Ministry Studies
  • Debbie Hazelbaker, Dean of the College of Natural & Health Sciences
  • Andrew Permenter, Vice President for Institutional Research & Effectiveness
  • Kenneth Stephens, Program Director of the Department of Human Services
  • Doug Witherup, SEU Board Member

View the details of the Provost position here.

Position Details

Position Profile

Nominations & Applications

To view the full position description, please follow this link.

Southeastern University has engaged national search agency, AGB Search, to assist in finding a new provost. AGB Search has significant expertise in higher education searches. You are invited to nominate individuals to be the next provost of Southeastern University.

Please direct nominations to richard.wueste@agbsearch.com

Interested applicants are invited to submit materials to SEUProvost@agbsearch.com.