NIU’s Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost has named Chad McEvoy as vice provost for faculty affairs. McEvoy joined NIU in 2015 as the chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, helping the department launch new academic programs, enhance teaching and research levels and significantly increase enrollment.
“I’m delighted that Chad will be joining the provost’s office; his experience as chair of the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education will serve us well as we move forward with initiatives to support our faculty,” said Beth Ingram, NIU’s vice president and provost. “I want to thank Bill Pitney for his year of service to NIU and wish him well as he returns to the College of Education.”
McEvoy earned his bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University, master’s degree from University of Massachusetts and doctor of education from University of Northern Colorado. Before joining NIU, McEvoy was a professor of sport management and graduate program director in the Department of Sport Management at Syracuse University’s David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics.
“The past five years in leading the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education have been the most rewarding of my professional career as our team has accomplished so many amazing things,” McEvoy said. “I am eager to serve in the vice provost role to make an impact across the NIU campus.”
In his new role, McEvoy will assist the provost with faculty-related initiatives and concerns, provide guidance on faculty personnel matters and explore opportunities for recognizing faculty excellence and contributions.
McEvoy will begin a five-year term in the Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost, effective Jan. 1, 2020.