Mark A. Stephens will take on the responsibilities as Tennessee Tech University's chief academic officer when his appointment as interim provost and vice president of Academic Affairs takes effect June 22. TTU President Bob Bell says Stephens will serve in that role until the successful completion of a search to fill the position left open by the retirement of Jack Armistead this June.
"Mark Stephens has performed admirably in his current role as associate provost, and I am fully confident that he will serve in this new role with distinction," said Bell.
Stephens holds a doctorate and master's degree in economics from the University of Tennessee. He earned his bachelor's degree from Louisiana State University in international trade and finance. Stephens joined TTU as a College of Business faculty member in 1980. His primary teaching responsibilities focused on the principles of economics, economic development, international economics and environmental economics.