Framingham State University Names Dr. Angela M. Salas as next Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Framingham State University Names Dr. Angela M. Salas as next Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Apr 25, 2019

Framingham State University is excited to announce that Dr. Angela M. Salas, Associate Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Indiana University Southeast, has accepted the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Framingham State University.

Dr. Salas, who also serves as Director of the Honors Program and is a Professor of English at Indiana University Southeast, will start at Framingham State on June 10th. She is replacing current Provost Dr. Linda Vaden-Goad, who is retiring at the end of the academic year.

“We are truly excited that Dr. Salas has agreed to join Framingham State University,” says FSU President F. Javier Cevallos. “She brings a wealth of academic experience to the position and a long track-record of success in working with faculty to improve student outcomes. I am grateful to our Search Committee for their tireless efforts in helping the University fill this critical position with a top candidate.”

Dr. Salas is a former Faculty Senate President at two colleges and was a recipient of the Indiana University Southeast’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 2012. Overtime, Dr. Salas has grown to understand the many factors influencing student attainment, and has experience serving on academic status review committees, academic policies committees, and enrollment management and scholarship teams.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Ursinus College, an MEd in English from the University of Nebraska-Kearney, and a PhD in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Dr. Salas says she was attracted to Framingham State University by a combination of its history as the nation’s first public teachers college, as well as its forward thinking approach in the 21st century.
“I see an institution that is looking to be adaptable and agile in the 21st century when so many of the ground rules of higher education have changed,” she says. “But at the same time, the school has retained its historical principles and mission.”

In addition to her faculty and administrative leadership roles, Dr. Salas has conducted an impressive amount of scholarship over the years. She is the author of Flashback Through the Heart: the Poetry of Yusef Komunyakaa, the only book-length study of the works of Pulitzer Prize-winner poet Yusef Komunyakaa. She has published on such subjects as changing perceptions of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, images of maternal influence in an early and neglected Wharton novel, agency in Will Cather’s Sapphira and the Slave Girl, and various aspects of Honors Education.

You can learn more about her background at the links below:

Dr. Salas Biography

Dr. Salas CV

About Framingham State University

Framingham State University was founded in 1839 as the nation’s first public university for the education of teachers. Since that time, it has evolved into a vibrant, comprehensive liberal arts institution offering small, personalized classes on a beautiful New England campus. Today, the University enrolls more than 6,000 students with 58 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the arts, humanities, sciences, social sciences and professional fields. As a State College and University (SCU), Framingham State prides itself on quality academic programs, affordability, and commitment to access for all qualified students.