Dr. Alisa Rosenthal Named Provost at Randolph-Macon

After 15 years in the Department of Political Science and numerous leadership roles at Gustavus, her new position will begin July 15.
Posted on April 10th, 2019 by

Dr. Alisa Rosenthal has been named the provost at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia.

Gustavus Adolphus College Associate Provost and Dean of Sciences and Education Dr. Alisa Rosenthal has been named the provost at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, and will begin her duties as the college’s chief academic officer on July 15.

In her 15 years as a professor in the Department of Political Science at Gustavus, Rosenthal also took on a series of faculty leadership and administrative positions that advanced the mission and vision of the College. Most recently, she has served as Associate Provost and Dean of Sciences and Education and Special Assistant to the President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.

A member of the Gustavus faculty since 2004, Rosenthal won the Swenson-Bunn Memorial Award for Teaching Excellence in 2006 and the Edgar M. Carlson Award for Distinguished Teaching in 2012. Rosenthal’s other leadership roles include serving as the director of the John S. Kendall Center for Engaged Learning, co-chair of the action team that developed the College’s Gustavus Acts Strategic Plan, founding director of the Gustavus Fellowships Office, and vice-chair of the faculty senate. An expert in constitutional law and political theory, she spent the 2016-2017 academic year on the president’s cabinet at Wabash College as the recipient of an American Council on Education fellowship. Rosenthal holds a bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Beloit College and a master’s and doctorate in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

“Dr. Rosenthal immediately connected with me, the search committee and the R-MC community, impressing us with her deep knowledge and passion for the liberal arts and higher education,” Randolph-Macon President Robert R. Lindgren said in the college’s announcement. “She is a strategic, visionary thinker and brings a wealth of talent and significant relevant experience to this position. She is committed to helping Randolph-Macon maintain our leadership in the liberal arts while continuing to grow and prosper. I am thrilled to welcome Dr. Rosenthal to the Randolph-Macon family.”


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One Comment

  1. Phyllis Kuhlman says:

    Congratulations Alisa. They are lucky to have you. Best wishes to you.