SONA KARENTZ ANDREWS APPOINTED PROVOST OF UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND
May 20, 2009
RHODE ISLAND, MAY 20, NOYAN TAPAN – ARMENIANS TODAY. Idaho’s ktvbnews
webside announced that Sona Karentz Andrew was appointed the provost
of USA Providens state’s Rhode Island University.
Sona Karentz Andrews, 55, the provost and vice-president of Boise
State University, has struggled with two others for the presidency
of the University of Rhode Island.
"Sona is the one who raised the stature of the college as a research
institution," said Boise President Robert Kustra, adding that the
university began as an undergraduate teaching college.
She graduated from Worcester State College in Massachusetts in 1975 and
earned her doctorate from Arizona State University in 1981. Andrews
began her career at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee as an
associate professor of geography in 1988 and rose to vice provost of
academic affairs in 2003.
Geographer Sona Karentz Andrews hails from an Armenian family and
freely speaks Armenian. Her husband, Joseph, is an endocrinologist at
the University of Wisconsin, her son is in graduate school at George
Mason University and her daughter is a student of the medical school.