S. Marie Joan Harris

Provost Emerita at Avila University

S. Marie Joan Harris

S. Marie Joan Harris

Provost Emerita at Avila University

Biography

S. Marie Joan Harris, CSJ, Ph.D., provost and vice-president for academic affairs at Avila University, has been selected as a member of the 2012 Class of Influential Women by KC Business magazine.

With this honor, S. Marie, who in 2011 celebrated her golden jubilee as a Sister of St. Joseph and her 41st year working at Avila, will be featured in the March issue of the magazine. She’ll also attend a private meet-and-greet with fellow members of the class in February and receive her award during a cocktail reception in March. S. Marie began her career at the university in 1970 as an assistant professor of chemistry. She went on to become an associate professor of chemistry, chairperson for the Department of Natural Science and Mathematics, vice president and dean for academic affairs and provost and vice president for academic affairs. One of only three remaining sisters on campus actively serving the Avila community (the others are S. Jeanne Janssen and S. Rose McLarney), she was instrumental in the creation and development of the Avila Advantage Program for working adults. She has shaped a dynamic and creative faculty who are recognized as teachers and scholars. She led the initiative to create the Avila Value Statements as well as the successful implementation of the 2002-2008 Strategic Plan.

S. Marie has served the community at large by serving on nine boards providing leadership, guidance and influence. She received the Chief Academic Officer Award from the Council of Independent Colleges in 2003, she was Professor of the Year at Avila in 1985 and received the university’s Medal of Honor in 1982.

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Avila University

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227

Number of Boards

2

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President at Avila University

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Vice President for Enrollment Management at Avila University

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Trustee at Avila University

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Vice President, Advancement & External Relations at Avila University

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Vice President, Finance & Administrative Services at Avila University

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Member, Board of Trustees at Avila University

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Trustee at Avila University

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Member, Board of Trustees at Fontbonne University

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Member Emeritus, Board of Trustees at Fontbonne University

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President & Chairman, Ameren Illinois at Ameren Corp.

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January 20, 2015
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S. Marie Joan Harris
Provost Emerita at Avila University
Career History
Provost Emerita
1970 - Current

AVILA UNIVERSITY IS A VALUES-BASED COMMUNITY OF LEARNING PROVIDING EDUCATION TO PREPARE STUDENTS FOR RESPONSIBLE LIFELONG CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY

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Member, Board of Trustees
Prior - 2015

AVILA UNIVERSITY IS A VALUES-BASED COMMUNITY OF LEARNING PROVIDING EDUCATION TO PREPARE STUDENTS FOR RESPONSIBLE LIFELONG CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE GLOBAL COMMUNITY.

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