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Interim Vice-President of Academic Affairs and Provost

Mika Nash


Mika is an experienced academic leader with a demonstrated history of success in higher education. She is skilled in higher education administration, educational technology, instructional design, student development, retention strategies, along with faculty support and development.

A former Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic Affairs at American International College and at Rosemont College, Mika also spent eighteen years as Dean for Hospitality and Restaurant Management at New England Culinary Institute and as Dean of Online and Professional Education at Champlain College, where she was part of the launch and scaling of the division to nearly 4,000 students. At each institution, Mika has been responsible for continuous academic quality improvement across Associate, Baccalaureate, and graduate degrees and certificates across the liberal arts, science and math, business, health sciences, and information technology.

Mika holds an EdD in Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Vermont. She previously graduated from the University of Vermont with an MA in English and a BA in English and Philosophy.


EdD, Leadership and Policy Studies
University of Vermont

MA, English
University of Vermont

BA, English and Philosophy
University of Vermont