About the Office

Contact Information

Ms. Tabatha Whitsett, Executive Assistant, 931-598-1182, fax 931-598-1318
The University of the South
735 University Avenue
Sewanee, TN 37383-1000

Former Provosts of the University

The office of the Provost was created in 1961, following a management study conducted for the University by Booz, Allen & Hamilton.  The forerunner of the position was that of the Dean of Administration, an office held by Gaston Bruton from 1951 to 1961.

Gaston Swindell Bruton, 1961-1968
William Brunner Campbell, 1968-1973
Thad Norton Marsh, 1973-1977
Arthur McCluny Schaefer, 1977-1988
Frederick Hailey Croom, 1989-2001
Linda Bright Lankewicz, 2002-2011
John Richard Swallow, 2012-2017