Dr. Kimberly Greer has been employed 25 years at four (4) public institutions of higher education in two systems, with twelve years of successful experience in academic leadership positions, with promotions from Department Chairperson to Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences to Interim Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs to Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Dr. Greer has a wealth of experience in strategic planning, budgeting, and team building. Dr. Greer earned both her BS in Criminal Justice and MSA from Southeast Missouri State University and her Doctorate in Sociology from Southern Illinois University, Carbondale.
She has served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at California State University, Stanislaus (2017-2021) and Interim Provost at Cal State East Bay (2021-2022). Prior to moving to California, she served as dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Kim also served for two years as interim associate provost at MSUM and in that role supported a number of university-wide academic initiatives while managing financial and other material resources for the Division of Academic Affairs. Her most recent experience was serving as Interim Provost at St. Cloud State University in the Minnesota State System where the campus had to address significant structural budget challenges at the same time it was launching several accelerated online programs to extend the opportunity of education to even more Minnesotans.
Kim is a supportive administrative partner who deeply values authentic leadership, collaboration across divisions, and empowering effective teams. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated a passion for assuring access and success for all students and a commitment to faculty excellence and shared governance. Kim strives to build strong, positive relationships across campus and in the community. She was named the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences’ distinguished professor in 2009, and participated in the Higher Education Resource Services Leadership Institute as well as the Irvine New Leadership Network.
Most recently Kim has joined with three colleagues in higher education to launch Provident Consultants LLC to partner with higher education institutions on strategic planning, project management, assessment and evaluation, grant writing, leadership assessment and development as well as executive coaching. Given her most recent experiences serving universities in need of interim leadership in the chief academic officer role, she has become especially aware of the need for more professional development in higher education before, during and after a transition in leadership. She expects the next chapter in her professional evolution will include the opportunity to share what she has learned with both individuals and universities experiencing such a transition.