G. Michael Pratt
G. Michael Pratt will start July 1 as dean of Miami's locations in Hamilton, Middletown and West Chester Twp.
new role also will include the title of associate provost for academic affairs.
"I'm extremely pleased to be selected by Miami to become their first dean of the regional campuses," Pratt
Pratt, 60, is associate vice president for academic affairs at Heidelberg University.
A Middletown native, he attended Miami University Middletown and graduated from the Oxford campus in 1973.
He went on to earn a master's and doctorate at Case Western Reserve University.
Pratt has been working at Heidelberg since 1983 with increasingly senior positions.
wife, another Miami graduate, are excited to return to their hometown area.
"I'm looking forward to bringing my experience and my expertise to conversations at Miami's regional campuses to build them into an even greater asset to Southwest Ohio and beyond," he
role at Heidelberg
has helped develop and modify the master's degree curricula in education, counseling and business administration and has had oversight for three of Heidelberg's largest programs: education, business and sports management, according to Miami.
For the past eight years he has directed Heidelberg's independent regional campus at Arrowhead Park and has overseen a brand campaign that increased enrollment at the regional campus.
said he'll be spending the next weeks at Heidelberg
working to move the undergraduate and graduate students toward commencement and the end of the term.
also thankful that Miami officials already are working on his
transition to the university.
"I'm going to continue to gather information on development at Miami so when I get there July 1, I'll be ready to go," he
He'll also be spending weekends looking for a home convenient to Miami's campuses, he
plans to spend his
first days on the job meeting administration, faculty and staff to get feedback and begin moving forward in a joint manner.
Welcome home, Michael!
You were my pick from the very beginning.
There is nothing like honesty and thoughtfulness!
Glad to see Mike
is coming home.