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Notre Dame provost stepping down at the end of the year

Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame’s chief academic officer is stepping down at the end of the year.

According to a university news release, Provost Marie Lynn Miranda will step aside from her duties as provost Dec. 31 but will remain a tenured faculty member. 


“The past 20 months have been so very difficult around the world, especially for those most vulnerable. As I suspect is true for many of you, the pandemic has prompted me to reflect on how I want to engage in building a post-pandemic world,” Miranda said in the release. “I find myself compelled to work more directly on the issues about which I am most passionate.”


Miranda is the university’s fifth provost and was hired in March 2020. She previously served as the provost at Rice University and the dean of the School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Michigan.


The release says Miranda has been key in developing the university’s diversity, equity and inclusion programs, as well as its COVID-19 policies.


University Vice President and Senior Associate Provost Chris Maziar will serve as interim provost while a search committee hires Miranda’s replacement. 


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