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Office of the Provost

About the Provost

Dr. David García is the Provost and Chief Academic Officer at Carthage College. He became Provost in June 2014.

Carthage College Provost David GarciaProvost García came to Carthage from Ithaca College, where he was associate provost for business intelligence. In this role, Dr. García conceptualized, implemented, and executed a business intelligence strategy for Ithaca College, assuring availability and access to institutional data, insightful analysis, and informed institutional decision-making. He was responsible for the structure and allocation of budgets for the divisions of Educational Affairs at Ithaca College, totaling approximately $75 million, as well as the management of major capital projects as they related to Educational Affairs.

Prior to his appointment to the Provost’s Office at Ithaca, Dr. García served as executive associate dean of the School of Humanities and Sciences, the largest school at Ithaca College, consisting of 21 academic departments. In addition to helping in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of academic programs in the school, he worked closely with departments and programs to oversee curriculum development, student learning outcome assessment, and the supervision of 25 administrative and professional staff members. He provided leadership on the expansion of a core educational experience across Ithaca College, as well as various interdisciplinary initiatives, including the College’s honors program, civic engagement committee, and teacher education accreditation.

A highly accomplished faculty member and administrator, Provost García began his career at New York University. He served as assistant director of instructional resources and faculty development before being named the director of instruction and curriculum development in the General Studies Program, a two-year interdisciplinary initiative serving some 1,350 students in New York City and Florence, Italy. As director, Dr. García oversaw the recruiting, hiring, and evaluating of approximately 42 full-time and 50 part-time faculty, and planned and led program-wide faculty development activities. During his tenure he directed the writing and implementation of the program’s first major curriculum revision in 20 years.

A recipient of the SCPS Teaching Excellence Award at NYU, Provost García has taught at every stage of his career. He continues to present at conferences nationally and to lecture as his administrative schedule allows. In 2008-2009, he participated in the American Council on Education (ACE) Fellows Program, the premier professional development program for higher education administrators.

Provost García holds a doctorate and a master’s degree in English from Cornell University, and a bachelor’s degree in English from Yale University.