Fellows and Scholars
AAC&U Senior Fellow
Dr. Micheal Crafton was selected to serve as interim president of the University of West Georgia beginning in early 2019. Prior to his appointment, he served as provost and vice president of academic affairs at the University of west Georgia. Dr. Crafton’s time as provost at UWG was organized in four key areas of concern: program development (reviewing program performance and developing new ones for new markets); Complete College Georgia (doing all he could to promote student success, retention, and completion); LEAP (working with a variety of faculty and administrators to make the American Association of Colleges and Universities initiative – Liberal Education and America’s Promise – a significant academic quality assurance program with West Georgia and the state); and overseeing Engage West! Faculty Edition (an evidence-based leadership development program under the culture-transforming umbrella of Engage West!). Dr. Crafton has been a strong advocate for taking liberal education to scale through LEAP Georgia and AAC&U’s LEAP in the States nationwide initiative.