Fall 2014

Provost Snyder Retires

Robert Snyder

AFTER SIX YEARS as HSU’s chief academic officer, Provost Robert Snyder retired at the end of the 2013-14 academic year. “Bob’s departure will be difficult for the campus. It will not be easy, to say the least, to recruit a new provost with the same focus, intellect and ability to lead,” said President Rollin Richmond, who also retired at the end of the academic year (see Reflecting on Richmond Era, spring 2014 edition of Humboldt magazine).

Snyder’s service at HSU began in 1987, as an instructor in the Philosophy Department. In 2004, he became Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, and was named Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs in 2007.