Alvernia University Provost Glynis Fitzgerald

Dr. Glynis Fitzgerald

With over 20 years of higher education experience, Glynis Fitzgerald currently serves as Alvernia University’s senior vice president and provost. In her role as the university’s chief academic officer, she oversees the university’s four colleges and several other important administrative areas, including information technology, institutional research, and Alvernia’s two centers for excellence, the Holleran Center for Community and Global Engagement and the O’Pake Institute for Economic Development and Entrepreneurship.

Prior to arriving at Alvernia, Fitzgerald served as associate vice president of Academic Affairs and dean of the School of Graduate Studies at Central Connecticut State University, where she developed her expertise in undergraduate and graduate program development, expansion of online learning options and community and corporate partnerships. As a seasoned faculty member, she rose through the ranks to full professor in the department of communication at Central Connecticut State, where she also served as department chair.

Fitzgerald earned a doctoral degree in organizational/interpersonal communication and a master’s in organizational communication from SUNY Buffalo, and a bachelor’s degree in speech communication from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.


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Sharon Blair
Academic Operations Manager
Francis Hall 212                      
Office of the Provost
400 Saint Bernardine Street
Reading, PA 19607
610-798-8494 (fax)



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