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Meet the Provost

Dr. Stephen Germic was named provost and dean of faculty for Aquinas College in March 2020 and began serving in his role in July 2020. During his time here, Dr. Germic has provided academic leadership and oversight of the academic affairs of the College to advance the College’s strategic vision, align curriculum and delivery with mission and emerging needs, pursue organizational effectiveness, and exemplify the Dominican Charisms.

Dr. Germic's accomplishments at Aquinas College include working with the faculty to begin a whole-scale transformation of the curriculum to a four-credit course model intended to establish the foundation for a student-centered learning experience based on evidence-driven practices of applied, experiential, and community-engaged learning. While this curriculum work continues, Dr. Germic is focusing on aligning student support functions to develop the entire academic program as a first-tier model for learner-centered student engagement and success. Dr. Germic is deeply committed to a shared vision of the College as the preeminent example of a caring, relationship-based, student-centered institution that lives its values in the daily experience of its students.

A Michigan native, Dr. Germic came to Aquinas College from Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana, where he served as provost and academic vice president since 2014. As Rocky Mountain College’s chief academic officer, Germic oversaw all academic functions, the registrar’s office, academic support services, the library and educational resource center, information technology, institutional research, and admissions and enrollment.

Dr. Germic earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Albion College and a doctorate in American Literature from Wayne State University. He is a specialist in nineteenth-century American literature. Though now a long-time senior administrator, Dr. Germic continues to teach every semester and holds as his highest value the obligation to develop, mentor, and serve the students who are destined to both navigate and improve the complex world we all share.