Titilayo Ufomata has been named provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana. The school enrolls about 1,600 students. African Americans make up 2 percent of the undergraduate student body. Dr. Ufomata will begin her new role on June 1, 2019.
Dr. Ufomata had served as special advisor to the president and board of trustees at Hobart and William Smith Colleges in Geneva, New York. She first joined the colleges in 2012 as provost and dean of faculty. Prior to that, she served as associate provost and as a distinguished professor of speech and communication at Kentucky State University. Earlier, she served as assistant dean of the faculty of arts, hall mistress, and secretary to the congregation at the University of Benin in Nigeria.
Throughout her career, Dr. Ufomata has received numerous awards for her accomplishments in academia including the Fulbright International Education Administrators Seminar Award to France, an Associateship of the African Gender Institute at the University of Cape Town, and a British Academy Visiting Fellowship at University College London. She is a Laureate of the Council for Development of Social Science Research in Africa, an alumna of the Harvard Institute of Educational Management, and and alumna of the Higher Education Resources Services Institute. Additionally, she has participated in The Aspen Institute Deans’ Seminar and the American Council on Education’s yearlong Institute for New Chief Academic Officers.
Dr. Ufomata holds a Ph.D. in phonetics from University College London and degrees in English from the University of Ibadan in Nigeria.