Tom Ormond has been named provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the University of North Georgia.
Ormond is the interim provost and vice president for academic affairs at Darton State College, where he is on temporary assignment from his position as senior associate provost for academic affairs and director of graduate programs at Georgia College & State University.
He will begin his new post July 11. He will succeed Richard Oates, who has served as interim provost since July 2015.
As the university’s chief academic officer, Ormond will lead UNG’s academic programs.
A professor of health and physical education, Ormond conducts research in kinesiology and physical education and has published numerous scholarly articles on these subjects. He has previously held academic and administrative appointments at Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania, Sonoma State University and Ithaca College.
A 1979 graduate of New Zealand’s Massey University with a bachelor’s degree in teaching, Ormond earned a Master of Science degree in physical education from Indiana University in 1985 and a Ph.D. in teacher education in physical education with an emphasis in applied behavioral analysis from The Ohio State University in 1988.
“Tom is a creative, forward-looking leader who shares our commitment to academic excellence and student success,” said UNG President Bonita Jacobs. “I am confident that he will provide vision and perspective that will sustain the momentum we have built and advance the goals of our strategic plan.”
Ormond and his wife, Robyn, have two children — Cullen, who is a student at Georgia College & State University, and Hayes, who is a student at Georgia Military College Preparatory School.