Office of the Provost
Dominican University Welcomes Dr. Laura Niesen de Abruña
Dominican University is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Laura Niesen de Abruña as the university’s next provost and vice president for academic affairs. She will begin her new position on July 25. She succeeds Jeff Carlson, who earlier this year announced his decision to step down from his role as provost to return to teaching.
Niesen de Abruña is currently the founding provost and vice president of academic affairs at York College of Pennsylvania, where she is also a professor of English. She previously served in these same roles at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut and at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island. She has also held the position of dean at Heidelberg University in Tiffin, Ohio and at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.