Joe Benson

UA-Interim Provost
5:12 pm
Mon November 12, 2012

UA Taps Interim Provost To Replace New President

The University of Alabama has named a replacement for provost Judy Bonner, who was recently tapped as the school's first female president.
Credit University of Alabama

The University of Alabama has named a replacement for provost Judy Bonner, who was recently tapped as the school's first female president.


Long-time administrator and faculty member Joe Benson will serve as interim provost, which is the school's chief academic official.


Benson has been vice president for research and vice provost since 2009. A statement released Monday says he will continue in the vice presidential slot and as provost until his planned retirement in summer 2013.

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