Provost Danilowicz to leave FAU; taking on presidency at Radford University

He will officially assume the role on July 1, 2022.


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Justine Kantor, Staff Writer

Editor’s Note: The story has been updated to include a statement from Robert Archer, the Rector of Radford University.

Current Provost Bret Danilowicz will be departing Florida Atlantic University for southwestern Virginia soon. The Board of Visitors at Radford University have selected him to become Radford University’s president, and announced their selection of Danilowicz on Dec. 9.

He will officially assume the role on July 1, 2022; however, it is uncertain when he will be departing from FAU.

As provost, Danilowicz is in charge of all academic affairs at FAU and reports directly to President John Kelly. He also oversees FAU’s ten colleges and degree programs. 

Danilowicz has served as the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs since July 2018, having previously worked as the dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Oklahoma State University. Radford University is a public university located in Radford, Va.

Robert Archer, the Rector of Radford University, expressed his approval of Danilowicz for the position in a statement emailed to the University Press on Dec. 12.

“Upon the conclusion of our national search for the 8th President of Radford University, I am convinced that the Board of Visitors has been successful in identifying and retaining the very best candidate and leader to take our University successfully into the future.” Archer stated. “Dr. Danilowicz and his wife Kay are most excited about joining the Highlander family and community in July of 2022 and they share a joint commitment to student success and innovative leadership while also focusing on other opportunities and programs that add value and serve the needs of our students for years to come.”

The Provost’s office directed a UP reporter to contact media relations for comment, and university spokesperson Johsua Glanzer did not respond by publication time.

Justine Kantor is a staff writer for the University Press. For information regarding this or other stories, email justine.kantor1@gmail, or message her on twitter @KantorJustine