JNEWS: Alutto, Joseph (1962) named OSU’s provost

http://www.bizjournals.com/columbus/stories/2007/10/08/daily22.html

Thursday, October 11, 2007 – 4:47 PM EDT
Gee taps Alutto as OSU provost
Business First of Columbus – by Carrie Ghose Business First

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Joseph Alutto has been named executive vice president and provost of Ohio State University, following three months as interim provost.

President Gordon Gee, who during his first stint as president in 1991 hired Alutto as dean of the Fisher College of Business, announced the appointment of Alutto to the university’s chief academic post Thursday. The promotion is subject to approval at the Nov. 2 board of trustees meeting.

“Joe is the perfect candidate for provost of one of our nation’s top research universities,” Gee said in a release. “He has served the university admirably. Joe is a highly regarded leader in the community, on campus and in academic circles across the nation.”

Stephen Mangum is acting dean and senior associate dean of the business school.

Former Provost Barbara Snyder left June 30 to become president of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. Alutto was also interim president from then until Gee’s arrival Oct. 1, following the retirement of Karen Holbrook.

Alutto, 65, also was a professor of management and human resources and served as executive dean to coordinate the professional schools, including education, engineering, agriculture, law and social work. Before coming to Ohio State, he ran the business school of the State University of New York at Buffalo for 14 years. His bachelor’s degree is from Manhattan College, master’s from the University of Illinois and doctorate in organizational behavior from Cornell University.

Among his tasks this year is an ongoing review of all doctoral programs to find ones that need more investment and those that may be reduced or cut.

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