July 13, 2022

Alabama’s Dalton to Chair SEC Provosts Group

By: SEC Staff
SECU (Twitter: @TheSECU)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Dr. James T. Dalton, executive vice president and provost at the University of Alabama, will serve as chair of the Southeastern Conference Provosts group, the SEC announced on Wednesday.

Dalton joined the Alabama administration in August 2020. Overseeing the Office of Academic Affairs, Dalton’s role provides support to the university’s deans, faculty and students to assist in meeting their goals in the classroom, research and community outreach.

Prior to Alabama, Dalton was dean and professor at the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy. He’s also been on faculty at the University of Tennessee and Ohio State University. With a bachelor’s degree and doctorate from Ohio State, Dalton is also an inventor and entrepreneur, having been named on more than 400 U.S. and international awarded and pending patent applications.

“Our academic programs are facilitated through our provosts, so these administrators are a critical link between the Southeastern Conference and our on-campus leaders from various units,” said Dr. Torie A. Johnson, SEC associate commissioner for academic relations. “Our provosts and the leadership from the chair helps us provide the support needed to advance the missions of our 14 member universities. I look forward to working with Provost Dalton in this role.”

The SEC Provosts are administrators of the SEC Academic Leadership Development Program, the SEC Faculty Achievement Awards, the SEC Faculty Travel Program and other conference activities. The chair is responsible for leading group meetings and serving as a liaison between the SEC staff and the full provost group.

The SEC Provosts will meet monthly via video conference during the upcoming academic year, along with a planned in-person meeting at the University of Georgia in the spring.