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McCord named associate provost at Lawrence Tech

Release Date: April 1, 2010

Southfield, Michigan – College Professor Alan McCord has been named associate provost and dean of graduate studies at Lawrence Technological University, effective June 1. Currently he is executive director of the Department of e-Learning Services.

McCord joined Lawrence Tech in 2003 as a professor in the College of Management and the academic director of information technology programs and operations.  In 2006, he became the executive director for the new LTU Online initiative, which was expanded into e-Learning Services in 2009.

For the last two years McCord has also served as chairman of Lawrence Tech’s steering committee that is preparing the self-study report for the Higher Learning Commission’s visit to the University later this year for its 10-year university accreditation review.

Prior to joining Lawrence Tech, McCord served as senior director for planning and coordination for the Information Technology Central Services at the University of Michigan. He previously held administrative positions at Eastern Michigan University, Wayne State University and Oakland Community College.

He has consulted for businesses and higher education institutions, published in a number of peer-reviewed journals, and has authored book chapters on IT infrastructure, IT outsourcing, virtual work environments, classroom lecture capture, and organization development. He has a master’s degree and PhD in instructional technology from Wayne State. His bachelor’s degree was in natural resources from the University of Michigan.

McCord will succeed Steven Howell, who will become provost of a new university in Botswana.

Lawrence Technological University,, offers more than 100 undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degree programs in Colleges of Architecture and Design, Arts and Sciences, Engineering and Management. Founded in 1932, the 4,500-student, private university pioneered evening classes and today has a growing number of weekend and online programs. Lawrence Tech’s 102-acre campus is in Southfield, and programs are also offered in Detroit, Lansing, Petoskey and Traverse City. Lawrence Tech also offers programs with partner universities in Canada, Mexico, Europe, the Middle East and Asia.