CEHD Dean Mark Ginsberg Announced As Interim Provost

Interim President Anne Holton emails recent administration changes to Mason community


The Mason community received an email from Interim President Anne Holton on Wednesday, March 25, regarding a change within the administration: College of Education and Human Development (CEHD) Dean Mark Ginsberg has been named the university’s interim provost. 

Ginsberg’s hire comes after Provost David Wu was named the new president of Baruch College by the City University of New York. Ginsberg will assume his position on April 15.

“Currently Dean of Mason’s College of Education and Human Development, Dr. Ginsberg will serve in this new role as needed to allow incoming president Dr. Gregory Washington time to conduct a thorough national search for the university’s next provost,” Holton wrote.

She continued, “Dr. Ginsberg oversees more than 135 full-time instructional faculty and nearly 4,500 students across 30 academic programs and 10 research centers in CEHD, including the largest and most comprehensive School of Education in Virginia. CEHD transforms schools and communities.” 

Ginsberg has been dean of the CEHD since 2010, and has served in multiple roles in national organizations. He is currently the vice chair of Parents as Teachers and a member of the Board of Directors of Hopecam, according to Holton’s email.

Along with this recent change, Vice President for Academic Innovation & New Ventures Michelle Marks has been named the new chancellor of the University of Colorado Denver, according to another email sent by Holton on March 26. 

“One of Michelle’s signature achievements is the ADVANCE transfer program with Northern Virginia Community College, which streamlines the cost and time to earn a four-year degree,” Holton stated. 

She continued, “In fewer than two years, ADVANCE has generated 102 new program pathways and more than 1,000 student enrollments. This is one of many key initiatives that Michelle has led here at Mason, all focused on advancing the University’s mission of access to excellence.”