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 in Massachusetts.
Salas, who also serves as director of the Honors Program and a professor of English at IU Southeast, will start at Framingham State on June 10.
“Dr. Salas has been an important leader here at Indiana University Southeast,” said IU Southeast Chancellor Ray Wallace. “Her academic leadership in honors education and her work in preparing the campus for our forthcoming HLC reaffirmation visit have both positioned our institution for greatness. She is well regarded across all the Indiana University campuses for her curricular development activities, and she is a great colleague and friend to many here. She will be missed.”
Salas is a former faculty senate president at two colleges and was a recipient of IU Southeast’s Distinguished Teaching Award in 2012. 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, a Master of Education in English from the University of Nebraska-Kearney and a doctorate in English from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
In addition to her faculty and administrative leadership roles, 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-winning 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 Willa Cather’s “Sapphira and the Slave Girl” and various aspects of Honors Education.
“Dr. Salas was a tremendous asset to IU Southeast,” said Uric Dufrene, executive vice chancellor for academic affairs. “She helped launch the Honors Program here at IU Southeast and did a masterful job in building and leading the program. She was a key leader in our student success initiatives and did an exemplary job leading our accreditation efforts. She is going to do an excellent job as provost at Framingham.”