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Nebraska Wesleyan University named the vice president of a Kentucky college consortium as its new provost.

Judy Muyskens will begin June 15 and will be responsible for leading Wesleyan’s academic affairs and student life programs.

She will lead the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, which houses the university’s undergraduate programs, and University College, which includes master’s degree programs, adult degree completion programs and the high school honors academy.

She also will be responsible for student life services, including programming, housing, athletics, and career and counseling.

“Judy Muyskens brings to Nebraska Wesleyan exceptional experience as a leader of academic affairs and student life programs,” Wesleyan President Fred Ohles said.

Muyskens earned her master’s degree and Ph.D. from Ohio State University in second language acquisition and 20th century French literature. As an undergraduate, she studied at the Sorbonne and received a bachelor’s degree from Central College in Pella, Iowa.

Most recently, Muyskens has served as vice president for academic programs for the Appalachian College Association, a consortium of 37 private liberal arts colleges in the central Appalachian mountains.

Before that, Muyskens spent nearly 10 years at Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire, where she held numerous appointments, including interim vice president for enrollment and college relations, and academic vice president and dean of faculty.

Her teaching experience has included courses in all levels of French language instruction, French civilization, contemporary France, 19th and 20th century French literature, and theory and methods of teaching foreign languages.

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