Todd previously served as interim provost, dean of Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business
MURRAY, Ky. — The Murray State University Board of Regents has named Dr. Tim Todd as the University’s provost and vice president for academic affairs. Todd, whose dedicated and distinguished professional career includes more than 25 years of advancing Murray State’s mission of excellent teaching and learning, had most recently served as interim provost since August 2019.
“I am honored, humbled and very blessed,” Todd said. “I’ve been at Murray State University for a quarter century, and it’s a distinct honor to work with the administration, faculty and staff to do all we can for our students. The academic deans, chairs and our dedicated faculty and staff are second to none, and under President Dr. Bob Jackson’s leadership, the future is bright indeed. I’m so very appreciative to be given a chance to be part of the Murray State team.”
“Dr. Tim Todd has served in several high-level academic roles and is uniquely-qualified for the job ahead,” said Murray State University President Dr. Bob Jackson. “Additionally, he has provided extraordinary service to the University for 25 years. It is an honor to have him in this position as we work to advance this institution.”
In his tenure at the University, Todd’s leadership has been focused on the team approach and demonstrated by his work on numerous Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business and institution-wide projects. His resume includes collaborating with the Murray State University Foundation to secure the dedication of the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business in 2012, establishment and growth of the University’s Master of Business Administration and logistics and supply chain management programs, naming and renovating the University’s State Farm Financial Services Resource Center, creating new student programs and much more. He is quick to point out that the initiatives he’s been honored to be a part of would not have occurred without the dedication of a tremendously talented team of faculty, staff, and students.
Prior to assuming the interim provost position, Todd served as dean and full professor in the Arthur J. Bauernfeind College of Business from 2007-19. He also served as interim dean of the college in 2006-07, and as the University’s associate provost (2003-06) and assistant provost (1998-2003).
Todd grew up in Dawson Springs, Kentucky, earning his Bachelor of Arts in corporate and organizational communication and his Master of Arts in organizational communication from Western Kentucky University. He earned his Doctorate from North Carolina State University in 1994.