September 17, 2019

New Leadership in Provost’s and Enrollment Offices

Two leaders with extensive higher education experience joined the college over the summer.

Eric Boynton, provost and dean of the college. Credit: Photo by: Lauren JusticeIn June, Eric Boynton became provost and dean of the college. In that post, he oversees all college operations directly pertaining to academic programming, faculty, and academic administration in a newly imagined position that integrates academic affairs and student affairs. Most recently, Boynton served as chair and professor of philosophy and religious studies at Allegheny College, a liberal arts college in northwestern Pennsylvania, where he also directed the interdisciplinary studies program and the college’s honors program, and chaired the black studies program. Boynton’s educational background includes a Ph.D. in the philosophy of religion from Rice University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Redlands in religion and art history.

Leslie Davidson, vice president for enrollment management. Credit: Photo by: Lauren JusticeLeslie Davidson came onboard in July as vice president for enrollment management. She is leading Beloit’s Admissions Office and providing strategic oversight of the financial aid program for prospective and continuing students. Before coming to Beloit, Davidson held a number of different positions at Bard College at Simon’s Rock, most recently serving as the chief strategy and innovation officer. She was previously dean of the college, focusing on strategic alignment between enrollment, marketing, communications, and development. Davidson earned a bachelor’s degree from Denison University and a master of education in administration, planning, and social policy from Harvard University.


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