Mar. 12, 2018
AUSTIN, Texas — J. Andrew Prall has been selected as provost of St. Edward’s University. Prall begins his post at the university on July 1, 2018, and will report directly to George E. Martin, president of St. Edward’s.
In his new role, Prall will define the future of the university’s academic programs, engaging with deans, academic administrative areas and university partners to ensure the continuing high quality and relevance of the university's educational experience at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
In a post to the St. Edward’s community, Martin said Prall stood out as an “articulate, innovative and seasoned academic leader who has the capacity to help us accomplish the goals of our university’s Strategic Plan 2022.”
“On top of his strong record as an advocate for academic excellence and experiential learning, he believes deeply in values-based education and is inspired by our Holy Cross educational mission,” Martin added.
Prall is currently vice president for academic affairs at the University of Saint Francis in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
During his time at the University of Saint Francis, Prall worked with deans to launch many innovative programs, including a groundbreaking, interdisciplinary program called META (Multimedia Entrepreneurial Training in the Arts), in which students work in interdisciplinary teams on real-world projects for local employers. He also developed a beneficial partnership for the university with the Franciscan Alliance, a network of 15 hospitals in Indiana and Illinois. Through this partnership, the university grew its Crown Point site and established locations in Indianapolis and Lafayette, the latter site resulting in nearly 100 additional students for Fall 2017.
An advocate for experiential learning, Prall provided training for more than a third of full-time faculty in project-based learning (PBL), resulting in a nucleus of PBL-certified faculty.