(North Canton, OH – July 11, 2013) – Lada Gibson-Shreve, PhD has been named provost and chief academic officer at Stark State College. She joined the College in 1993 as a faculty member and has served in a variety of administrative positions, most recently as Stark State’s dean of liberal arts.
In her new role, Gibson-Shreve will provide leadership and strategic vision to all academic functions of the College, including the learning support services necessary to ensure the diverse populations of the college achieve student success. She also will collaborate with business, industry, and community agencies to continually align College programs with the workforce needs of the region.
“I look forward to serving as provost and chief academic officer and to working with my colleagues to ensure that SSC continues to be a great college focused on our mission,” she said. “It’s through our teamwork that greatness will be achieved at Stark State.”
Rising in rank from instructor to full professor and from program coordinator to department chair, she also served as dean of the general studies division and dean of the arts and sciences division. In addition to those duties, Gibson-Shreve has led the College through the accreditation process with the Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association since 2006. She continues to serve as a peer reviewer for the Association.
Gibson-Shreve earned a doctorate in sociology in a joint program of The University of Akron and Kent State University. At Marshall University she earned a master’s degree in sociology and a bachelor’s degree in business management. She also has experience as an adjunct faculty member at UA and as a lecturer at area medical facilities.
Gibson-Shreve lives in Jackson Township with her husband and their sons.