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Provost recalls 6 years of academic leadership on ‘MTSU On the Record’

MTSU’s outgoing provost revisited his six years as the university’s top academic officer on a recent edition of the “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Dr. Brad Bartel, shown here speaking to the crowd at MTSU's fall 2015 commencement ceremonies, is stepping down from the university provost's post to return to teaching in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. (MTSU file photo by GradImages.com)

Dr. Brad Bartel, shown here speaking to the crowd at MTSU’s fall 2015 commencement ceremonies, is stepping down from the university provost’s office to return to teaching in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology. (MTSU file photo by GradImages.com)

Host Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Brad Bartel first aired May 2 on WMOT-FM (89.5 and www.wmot.org ). You can listen to their complete conversation via the Soundcloud audio link below and watch an excerpt from the discussion in the video.

Bartel, an archaeologist whose career includes stints at San Diego State University, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Florida Gulf Coast University and Fort Lewis College, specializes in studies of colonialism, mortuary practice and early human symbolism.

After a noninstructional assignment, Bartel will return to the Department of Sociology and Anthropology as a professor in spring 2017.

As an administrator, Bartel said his proudest achievement is the university’s Quest for Student Success, a comprehensive effort to improve retention and graduation rates.

“We have totally turned over the way in which we do business with students,” said Bartel. “The satisfaction rates of students with advising is through the roof now.”

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at www.mtsunews.com.

For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.

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