Dr. La Jerne Terry Cornish was appointed provost and senior vice president for academic affairs in July 2018. In July 2021, her title was updated to provost and executive vice president. Cornish holds a doctorate in language, literacy, and culture from the University of Maryland; a master of education with a concentration in urban and diverse learners from Goucher College; and a bachelor’s degree in English, also from Goucher.
Previously, Cornish served as associate provost for undergraduate studies (2014-2018) at Goucher College in Baltimore. Prior to joining Goucher in 1998, Cornish held various positions in the Baltimore City Public School System for 15 years. She taught English in three middle schools, piloted the Maryland’s Tomorrow Middle School Program, and served as the assistant principal of Canton Middle School.