The SFA Board of Regents appointed Dr. Steve Bullard as provost and vice president for academic affairs during its April 2016 board meeting.

Bullard served as interim provost since July 2015 and as dean of the Arthur Temple College of Forestry and Agriculture since 2009. He also holds the Henry M. Rockwell Chair in forestry.

Prior to his appointment at SFA, Bullard served as a professor and chair of the Department of Forestry at the University of Kentucky from 2004 to 2009 and as a faculty member and administrator at Mississippi State University from 1983 to 2004.

Bullard received both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in forestry from MSU, as well as a doctoral degree in forest management economics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

“One of the most impressive things about SFA is the university’s focus on student success,” Bullard said. “The goal is clearly ‘transforming lives one Lumberjack at a time’ through teaching, research and service activities. Serving as provost and vice president for academic affairs is the most challenging position I’ve held and also the most rewarding. I’m honored to serve in this role and look forward to working with the faculty and staff members and administration to make a positive difference in our students’ lives.”