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About Sona K. Andrews

Sona Karentz Andrews is currently the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Portland State University. In that role she is the chief academic officer of the University. Working with deans and other administrators, the Provost collaborates with the campus and external communities to achieve the academic mission and vision of the University. Academic Affairs is the administrative home for all academic units and is responsible for the institutional academic mission, programming and policy implementation, support programs for academic personnel and students, and academic fiscal management.
Dr. Andrews completed her undergraduate degree in Geography from Worcester State College in Massachusetts and her Master’s and Ph.D. in Geography from Arizona State University. She has held faculty positions at the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Boise State University, and now at Portland State University. She has held leadership positions in the Provost Office at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; was an American Council on Education Fellow; served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Boise State University; and most recently was the Vice Chancellor for Academic Strategies for the Oregon University System.

Positions

2012 - 2017 Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Portland State University ‐ Academic Affairs
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2010 - 2012 Professor, Portland State University ‐ Geography
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2010 - 2012 Vice Chancellor for Academic Strategies, Oregon University System
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2004 - 2010 Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Professor of Geosciences, Boise State University
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2003 - 2004 Vice Provost, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
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1994 - 2004 Professor of Geography, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
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2001 - 2003 Associate Vice Chancellor, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
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2000 - 2001 American Council on Education (ACE) Fellow, Carthage College
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1995 - 2000 Assistant Vice Chancellor, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee
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Curriculum Vitae


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Geography

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Honors and Awards

  • STEM Station -- $1.2M Grant Received
  • Pacific Northwest Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation -- $3,495,402 Grant Received
  • ACE/Sloan Award for Faculty Career Flexibility - $200,000 Grant Received
  • 2007 Idaho Women Making History Award
  • Hypermedia Archive of Native American and Inuit Indian Maps on CD-ROM, $279,408 National Endowment for the Humanities Grant

Articles (7)

Presentations (2)