K-State announced Tuesday two interim vice provosts.
Emily Lehning will serve as interim vice provost for enrollment management. Mary Hale Tolar has been named interim vice provost for student success. Both women will begin their new jobs June 30 and report to Charles Taber, university provost and executive vice president.
Lehning currently serves as associate vice president for student life and director of New Student Services. She has been involved in recruiting since becoming assistant director of New Student Services in 2001. She was promoted to assistant dean for student life and coordinator of New Student Services in 2005, then became assistant vice president for student life and director of NSS in 2008. She has served in her current role since 2015.
Tolar currently serves as the director of the Staley School of Leadership Studies. She came to K-State in 2006 as associate director of the School of Leadership Studies. She was promoted to director in 2009 and was made an associate professor in 2014.
“Both Drs. Lehning and Tolar have indicated they will not be candidates for the permanent positions,” Taber said. “I want to thank them for their willingness to provide the leadership, stability and the balance needed in a time of major transition while we complete the national searches now underway for both the vice provost for enrollment management and vice provost for student success.”