Shenandoah University names first provost

Adrienne Bloss

WINCHESTER, Va. — Adrienne G. Bloss, previously vice president for academic affairs at Shenandoah University, has been named the university’s first provost.

“This title change more fully reflects the full breadth and diversity of academic programming overseen by Dr. Bloss,” Shenandoah University President Tracy Fitzsimmons said in a news release.

The change was effective Sept. 1.

“I’m delighted to take on the role of provost at Shenandoah as we continue to add programs that provide students with educational experiences that are not only innovative, but also remain useful and relevant to students throughout their lives,” Bloss said.

Bloss began her tenure at Shenandoah on July 1, 2013, after having served as associate dean for academic affairs and institutional relations at Roanoke College. While with Roanoke, Bloss connected with Shenandoah by completing an American Council on Education Fellowship at the university during the 2010-11 school year.