It was Bluefield State College’s commitment to students and community that attracted Dr. Ted Lewis to BSC and it’s the opportunity to expand upon that commitment that he finds exciting, as the institution’s new Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. “When I learned of Bluefield State College’s search for a new Provost, I did some research,” he explained. “Bluefield State is dedicated to its students and their success. The College’s mix of academic programs and strong student support services prepare students for productive lives and careers.”
With more than 35 years’ experience in higher education, the new BSC Provost appreciates the importance of student access to education. "With deeply committed faculty and staff, and over 50 student organizations at BSC, we integrate students academically and socially as well as help them to find their niche and feel connected to the institution.”
For the past six years, Dr. Lewis served as Vice President of Academic Affairs at Pellissippi (TN) State Community College. Previously, he was founding dean of instruction at Lone Star College-CyFair (TX). Dr. Lewis has taught for over thirty years at the college level and has been inducted into Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.
Dr. Lewis has served on several educational boards and foundations, and is currently president of the National Alliance of Community and Technical Colleges.
The recipient of Cy-Fair (Houston) Chamber of Commerce’s inaugural Shooting Star Award, Lewis is committed to working in the community and looks forward to becoming involved as a community volunteer. He’s a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow and former club president.
His first assignment at Bluefield State—“to get to know the institution and the people here. I want to meet faculty, staff, students, and community--learning what their passions are and what they hope BSC can become,” he said. “I see wonderful opportunities for BSC to grow by working with those we can serve.”