Augustana College has hired its next provost and vice president for academic affairs.
Dr. Gail Summer will replace Dr. Pareena Lawrence, who is moving on to Hollins University in Roanoke, Virginia, to serve as that college's president.
Summer has served as vice president for academic affairs at Ferrum College in Virginia since 2013.
Among the projects she'll take on in her role as provost are the conversion of the college's academic calendar from trimesters to semesters, and the continued implementation of the college's strategic plan, Augustana 2020.
Dr. Summer will begin her work in July.