Paino Appointed Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Truman State University

Truman State University announces the appointment of Troy D. Paino as provost and vice president for academic affairs, effective July 1, 2008. Paino was selected for the position after a national search. Paino currently serves as the dean of the college of liberal arts at Winona State University, a position he has held since 2004.

“I am excited that we were able to attract such a highly qualified applicant to join Truman’s leadership team,” said President Barbara Dixon. “Dr. Paino brings a wonderful balance of vision and creativity along with significant teaching and administrative experience to the position. Dr. Paino was very well received by the campus community during his interview on campus, and I am confident that the skills, experience and professionalism that he brings to the position will serve Truman well.”

Paino began his career at Winona State University in 1997 as an assistant professor of history. He served as director of the paralegal program from 1997-2004, co-founder and director of the law and society program from 1999-2004, and interim dean of the Darrell W. Krueger Library from 2005-2006. He was promoted to the rank of professor in 2007.

Paino’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and philosophy from Evangel University in Springfield, Mo., a juris doctorate from Indiana University School of Law, and a Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy, both in American Studies, from Michigan State University. Prior to arriving at Winona, Paino worked as a partner in the law firm of Bookwalter & Thomas in Indianapolis, Ind., from 1988-1991, and subsequently served as a teaching assistant and then instructor at Michigan State University from 1992-1997.

In the community, Paino works with the Board of the Great River Shakespeare Festival that helps raise $500,000 annually to sustain the festival. He also serves on the Board of Directors for Lakeview Manor, Inc. and Summit Place West and the Winona Area Tennis Association.
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