Minnesota State University, Mankato President Edward Inch announced that David Hood has been named the new provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at Minnesota State Mankato, effective July 1.


Hood is currently the associate provost for undergraduate education and founding dean, University College at Montclair State University, a position he has held since August 2018.


Inch said Hood’s diverse leadership experience in a 14-year administrative career in higher education and ability to solve problems through data-driven solutions were among his top attributes.