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U-M-Flint installs Kay as provost

Jack Kay has been named provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, and professor of communication, with tenure, at U-M-Flint. His appointment was approved Sept. 15 by the Board of Regents.
(Photo courtesy U-M-Flint)

Kay previously served as associate provost for student services, interim dean of the College of Urban, Labor and Metropolitan Affairs, and professor of communication at Wayne State University (WSU). Before joining WSU in 1990, he was a faculty member for 11 years at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln.

An accomplished scholar, Kay has published numerous articles in refereed journals, including Forensic Educator, Journal of Radio Studies, Argumentation and Advocacy, and National Forensic Journal. His research has been funded by the Bureau of Educational Exchange of the U.S. Department of State, the Pew Foundation, the Commission on Presidential Debates, and other agencies.

In addition, he is co-author of several textbooks and has written numerous instructional materials.

Kay received his bachelor of science in speech communication and political science, and doctorate in communication, rhetoric and public address from WSU. He also earned a master of science in speech communication from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.

"Dr. Kay will bring to our campus a wealth of experience in academic leadership and an impressive record of achievement in teaching, research and service," U-M-Flint Chancellor Juan E. Mestas says. "His values, his strong commitment to excellence, his integrity, his collaborative approach, and his affable personality will make him a perfect fit with the mission and character of U-M-Flint."

Kay succeeds Renate McLaughlin, who retired after 37 years of service to the Flint campus.

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