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Dr. G. Michael Pratt

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Dean of Regional Campuses

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Miami University
1601 University Blvd.
Hamilton , Ohio 45011
United States

Company Description: Miami University is located in Oxford, Ohio, 35 miles north of Cincinnati, with regional locations in Hamilton, Middletown, and West Chester, Ohio, and a European...   more

Employment History

  • Dean of Regional Campuses and Associate Provost
    Miami University
  • Dean of Regional Campuses On Thursday
    Miami University
  • Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
    Heidelberg College
  • Director of the Center for Historic and Military Archaeology
    Heidelberg College
  • Director of Heidelberg and Maumee
    Heidelberg College
  • Director
    Arrowhead Park
  • Director
    Center for Historic and Military Archaeology at Heidelberg College
  • Director
    Center for Historic and Military Archaeology
  • Professor of Anthropology and Director
    Center for Historic and Military Archaeology


  • bachelor's degree
  • doctorate degree
    Case Western Reserve University
  • master's Degree
    Case Western Reserve University
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"We had people come to us ..., 18 Oct 2011 [cached]
"We had people come to us with concerns," said Michael Pratt, dean of Miami University's regional campuses, including those in Hamilton and Middletown. "Our answer is you still will be able to (take remedial courses) on the regional campuses."
The move is being done to help students save money as the cost of higher education continues to rise faster than inflation and student loan debt reaches $1 trillion.
"Regional campuses and community colleges might see an uptick in the number of students that come to us first," said Pratt, adding that for the Miami campuses, there probably will be minimal changes in enrollment since "Miami University Oxford has a more selective admissions process."
Miami's Oxford campus has never offered remedial courses.
Providing remedial education, especially in math and writing, is essential for the branch campuses because of the demographics of the students who go there, Pratt said.
"Many of them are first-generation college students," he said.
"We're looking to expand that relationship because it is staffed by professionals who understand the demands of a student who enters the university," Pratt said.
Both campuses offer summer courses for new students that provide an orientation to college life and a refresher on study skills. At Hamilton, the course is called Get Up To Speed (GUTS), and at Middletown, it's Summer Time Enrichment Program (STEPS).
"There's a lot of interest in those courses," Pratt said.
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Among those in the audience was Dr. G. Michael Pratt, now a dean at Miami (Ohio) University, who has done much archeological research at the site and surrounding area over the years. He said the significance of the site was befitting that of a battlefield park.
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G. Michael Pratt visits campuses in Middletown, Hamilton
Hot Topics G. Michael Pratt began his new job as Miami University's dean of regional campuses on Thursday, July 1. Before he considers changes to the way the campuses are managed, he says he wants to get to know the faces and places and take care of personnel issues before classes start. Staff photo by Samantha Grier G. Michael Pratt began his new job as Miami University's dean of regional campuses on Thursday, July 1. Before he considers changes to the way the campuses are managed, he says he wants to get to know the faces and places and take care of personnel issues before classes start. ENLARGE PHOTO G. Michael Pratt, the associate provost and dean of regional campuses for Miami University, at his office on the Miami University Middletown campus Thursday July 1.
HAMILTON - The move to regionalize Miami University's branch campuses under one administrative umbrella is going to take some time, said G. Michael Pratt, who began his job as Miami University's dean of regional campuses on Thursday, July 1.
Pratt, 60, returns to the area after serving as the associate vice president for academic affairs at Heidelberg University in Tiffin. 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.
"Miami didn't put me here to implement a plan, but to create a plan, and it has to be a collaborative effort on the part of all the people involved," he said.
Pratt said that it will take his first year, maybe longer, to create a strategic plan for regionalization and to put a timeline on it, and he understands the importance of each campus to the communities they respectively serve as "a generator of economic, social and human capital."
"These two campuses have their own personalities and have had for some time," he said.
Michael Pratt, Miami ..., 8 Sept 2010 [cached]
Michael Pratt, Miami University dean of regional campuses and associate provost, greets visitors at a reception Tuesday, Sept. 7, in the Miriam G. Knoll Community Center.
Michael Pratt, 60, took over the post in early July. Amid hors d'oeuvres, coffee and punch, Pratt told the crowd he was happy to take the responsibility of overseeing Miami's Middletown, Hamilton campuses, along with the new Voice of America Learning Center in West Chester Twp.
"At a time when state funding is in decline, at a time when the high school population in Ohio and surrounding states is in decline, we have the opportunity to offer different kinds of degrees, and to re-educate folks who are living in this community and in these areas who plan to stay here," Pratt said.
Last year Miami University made the decision to bring Middletown, Hamilton and the VOA under a single administrative position. Each satellite campus still has two associate deans, who will report to Pratt.
"When I interviewed I asked the search committee, president and provost what the plan was to regionalize these campuses," he said. "They said, 'We don't have a plan. It's up to you to build that plan.'"
Pratt said he has a list of ideas, but no agenda. He also said it might take some time.
"Other state universities in Ohio have regional campuses located hours away, and it would be difficult to administer regional campuses that are a hundred miles apart," he said. "(Miami's) are minutes away. It's not difficult to administer campuses 20 minutes apart. Pratt began his undergraduate education at Miami University Middletown, and finished it in Oxford. He received his master's and doctoral degrees from Case Western University. He returns to Middletown after leaving a post at Heidelburg University, where he served as associate vice president for academic affairs.
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G. Michael Pratt
G. Michael Pratt will start July 1 as dean of Miami's locations in Hamilton, Middletown and West Chester Twp. His 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 said.
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.
Pratt said he and his 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 said.
In his role at Heidelberg, Pratt 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.
Pratt 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. He said he's 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 said.
He'll also be spending weekends looking for a home convenient to Miami's campuses, he said.
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! Excellent! 2010-03-25 17:03:09.517 REPORT ABUSE Glad to see Mike is coming home.
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