Dr. Paul M. Percy serves executive vice president and provost of the University. He most recently served as interim president of Carson-Newman following the retirement of the University's 22nd resident, Dr. J. Randall O'Brien.
Percy joined Carson-Newman's faculty in 2013 as the Ted Russell distinguished professor of business and director of the MBA and organizational leadership programs.
The Knoxville resident had previously served nine years as provost and vice president for Academic Affairs at King University in Bristol prior to joining Carson-Newman. He began his career at King as an assistant professor of business and department chair.
Along with over 25 years of experience as a college professor of business, Percy has over 20 years of experience in various roles of academic administration, eight years of experience in banking and 27 years as an Air Force and Air National Guard officer. During his Carson-Newman tenure, the Buffalo, New York, native collaborated with the Department of Business to develop an adult-friendly Bachelor of Business Administration degree completion program. He also worked with an Institutional Effectiveness Committee, helping to finalize the reaccreditation process with The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. In addition, he led the University's Steering Committee in the completion of the institution's Vision 2020 Strategic Plan.
Percy received his Bachelor of Science degree in communication and business administration from Houghton College before earning his MBA from the University at Buffalo. He continued his education at the University of Kentucky, where he received his PhD in business.
VISION 2020 - Strategic Plan