Pages Navigation Menu
Yellow pips

Mynatt named as interim provost as search for replacement begins

Mynatt named as interim provost as search for replacement begins

Dr. Steve Oldham


Dr. Danny Mynatt











Dr. Danny Mynatt, dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences, took on additional duties June 1 when he assumed the position of interim provost & senior vice president for academic affairs. Mynatt joined the UMHB administration in 2011 as dean of the College of Humanities; when the college was united with the College of Science last year, he became dean of the combined entity.

Mynatt’s new expansion of duties came in tandem with Dr. Steve Oldham’s stepping down from the position of provost to return to full-time teaching in the College of Christian Studies.

In January President Randy O’Rear informed the campus community about Oldham’s desire to return to the classroom at the end of the school year. “It has been a privilege to serve with Dr. Oldham, and I could not be more proud of his tremendous leadership over the last eight years,” O’Rear said. “Many significant accomplishments have been achieved at UMHB through Dr. Oldham’s leadership, including a successful SACS reaffirmation, directing the development of our Strategic Plan, the attainment of accreditations and certifications of several academic programs, and the launching of several new academic programs.”

A faculty and staff committee has been formed to conduct the search for the university’s next provost,
and the university has posted information about the position and the application process on the UMHB website.  To learn more, see the site at