Gooch Named Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Janet Gooch has been selected to be the next executive vice president for academic affairs and provost.

A member of the Truman faculty since 1995, Gooch currently serves as the dean of the School of Health Sciences and Education and the interim dean of the School of Science and Mathematics.

“I am honored and humbled to have been selected as Truman’s next executive vice president for academic affairs and provost,” Gooch said. “I am struck by the significance of the role and the extent of the responsibility, and I will do my absolute best to provide thoughtful, visionary and cooperative leadership to the University. I am continually impressed by the quality of our faculty, staff and students, our academic programs and the positive, can-do spirit that has perpetually defined our community.”

Gooch’s educational background includes a bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and Ph.D. in speech pathology from the University of Kansas, Kent State University and Case Western Reserve University respectively.

In addition to her time as dean, Gooch previously served as the chair of the Communication Disorders Department and was the interim director of the Ronald E. McNair Program. In 2008, she was the recipient of a Walker and Doris Allen Fellowship and was also named the Outstanding Undergraduate Research Mentor. In 2003, she received the William O’Donnell Lee Advising Award.

Gooch will begin her position July 1.

Janet Gooch