Dr. Marie S. Morris

Dr. Marie Morris was named Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean at Anderson University in 2009 and Provost in 2011. She previously served as Vice President and Undergraduate Academic Dean at Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Morris earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Eastern Mennonite University, a Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Virginia, and a Ph.D. in Nursing Administration from George Mason University.

A message from the Provost:


Welcome to Anderson University where we are committed to educating the whole person for a life of faith and service! We are living in exciting times that are both stressful and hopeful.

As Provost, my personal mission is to create an environment for growth and learning where together we deeply engage the learning process. I am passionate about preparing students for a complex global society and a future we can hardly imagine. Today's graduates may be working at a job that does not yet exist. Where best to prepare students for the future than in a Christian liberal arts university, with a strong liberal arts program, among faculty mentors who guide students in exploring their vocational calling, where there is a deliberate attempt to connect theory with practice, the opportunity to develop real life skills through hands on learning, and all within the context of academic and Christian discovery. I see it as my calling to foster such an environment and I'm honored to work with the exceptional faculty and staff at Anderson.

The Office of Provost is here to serve and lead the academic endeavors of the university. For academics at Anderson to be at its best then all of us must give our best to one another. Mutuality in the learning process is essential for a vibrant learning community. In the spirit of mutuality we invite your comments (affirmations and/or suggestions).

Together we will create a vibrant learning community where all are challenged to reach their fullest potential. Together we lift one another to higher heights.

Dr. Marie S. Morris