Provost Simon J. Rhodes
Simon J. Rhodes was appointed by President Szymanski as the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of North
Florida beginning July 1, 2019. As provost, Rhodes oversees more than 560 full-time faculty members and six colleges: Brooks College of Health, Coggin College of Business, Arts and Sciences, Computing, Engineering and Construction, Education and Human Services and Hicks Honors College. Nearly 16,500 students attend UNF. He is also responsible for integrating Academic Affairs, Student Affairs and Enrollment Management as well as advancing the teaching, research and service mission of the University.
Rhodes was previously the dean and professor of Biology School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). Dr.
Simon Rhodes received a Ph.D. in biochemistry/biological sciences from Purdue
University, West Lafayette, Indiana. His research has focused on
characterization of the molecular pathways that control the development of the
human pituitary gland. He has authored more than 80 research studies as well as
several studies on science education. Dr. Rhodes has contributed extensively, both
locally and nationally, in outreach and service activities. He serves on the
Endocrine Society Finance and Audit Committee. He has chaired the Research
Committee of the U.S. Council of Colleges of Arts and Sciences (CCAS). Dr. Rhodes recent awards include the 2019 Bepko
Outstanding Administrator Award (from the university Faculty Council), the
IUPUI Chancellor’s Medallion, a Resolution of Appreciation from the Trustees of
Purdue University, 2019 Young Innovator’s Quest Champion Award, 2017 Norman
Brown Diversity Scholars Program Mentor of the Year, 2015 Dr. Joseph T. Taylor
Award for Excellence in Diversity, and 2015 Purdue University College of
Science Outstanding Alumni Award.