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Dunwoody College names next Provost

Scott Stallman, an experienced academic leader, will start this January

Dunwoody College of Technology is excited to announce that Scott Stallman, Ph.D., has been named the College’s new Provost.

Stallman will be starting his new position in early January, after relocating from Texas.

A strategic leader and visionary, Stallman brings with him 13 years of experience leading academic programs at several higher education institutions in Missouri, Illinois, and Texas. Most recently, Stallman served as Vice President of Instruction, Chief Academic Officer at Lone Star College in Tomball, Texas. His previous positions have included:

  • Associate Vice President at Lincoln Land Community College, Illinois
  • Assistant Dean for Career Programs at Moraine Valley Community College, Illinois
  • Department Chair and Faculty member at Stevens – The Institute of Business and Arts, Missouri 

“Dunwoody’s long-standing reputation as the premier technical college in the Midwest meant the College was able to attract some of the top talent in the higher education landscape for the Provost position,” said President Rich Wagner. “Scott’s leadership style, past experience, and commitment to helping students succeed made him the ideal candidate for this position. We are excited to welcome Scott to Dunwoody.”

A strategic leader

In his new role as Provost at Dunwoody College, Stallman will lead Academic and Student Affairs during a pivotal point for the College. He will work with the President and College leadership as they work to implement the Vision 2025 Strategic Plan, launch a new fundraising campaign, and grow collaborative arrangements and partnerships with community, business, and educational institutions with an eye toward growing enrollment and expanding the College’s reach and impact.

Key responsibilities for the new Provost, include:

  • Shaping academic programs for the future
  • Building strategic partnerships
  • Exploring the use of new instructional strategies
  • Supporting a new and changing generation of students
  • Supporting diversity and inclusion
  • Leading the academic and student affairs division

An inclusive leader, Stallman is committed to continuing Dunwoody’s legacy of hands-on, applied learning, while driving the College toward innovation learning and new opportunities.

A broad range of experience

Stallman has an established track record of collaborating with faculty to strengthen relationships with employers, developing new business and industry partnerships, building academic programs, and increasing student enrollment and success.

Stallman earned his Bachelor’s degree at the University of Missouri – Columbia, his Master’s degree in Adult and Higher Education Administration at the University of Missouri-St. Louis, and his Doctorate in Higher Education Administration at Illinois State University.

He is a 2019-2020 Aspen Presidential Fellow, and is one of 40 educators from across the country chosen to participate in a program that seeks to prepare the next generation of higher education leaders.

“Dunwoody is uniquely positioned to grow, expand, and collaborate with others to help build a responsive and innovative college that values diversity, honors each student, and anticipates and meets the needs of the 21st Century workforce,” Stallman said.

Stallman will replace retiring Provost Jeff Ylinen, who has served the Dunwoody community for 40 years. During his time as Provost Ylinen has inspired, motivated, and positively impacted the lives of thousands of students and alumni. The College is grateful for his years of service and dedication to changing lives through technical education.