Meet Provost José Herrera, Ph.D.

UNI Provost José Herrera

Meet Provost José Herrera, Ph.D.

Thursday, August 26

Did you miss the webinar? Watch the recording to meet UNI's new provost and executive vice president, José Herrera, Ph.D., and learn about Herrera's role and vision for the academic future of UNI.

As provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs at UNI, Herrera reports to the president as the chief academic and operating officer of the campus. He is responsible for the academic and organizational functioning of the campus and the advancement of high quality teaching and learning, scholarship and service.

Herrera is a microbiologist, professor and administrator with decades of experience in academic and scientific leadership roles. A Chicago Public Schools graduate at age 15, Herrera has held leadership positions at the National Science Foundation, Western New Mexico University and Mercy College, where he was provost and vice president of academic affairs. He began his higher education career as a biology professor and received his Ph.D. from Kansas State University. He earned his master’s and bachelor’s degrees in biological sciences from Northern Illinois University. Welcome, Provost Herrera!