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Meet Dr. Melody Blake, Wesleyan's New Provost

After serving as a visiting assistant professor of psychology this past year, Dr. Melody Blake now has the title of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Wesleyan. Before joining Wesleyan, she served as a psychology professor and academic administrator at Mount Mercy University in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and as vice president of mission services at Goodwill of the Heartland.

"I am very excited to serve Wesleyan College as provost and vice president for academic affairs," Blake said. "Having been in the classroom as a professor for one year, I am convinced Wesleyan students are women of courage, intellect, and creativity."

Originally from California, Blake earned a bachelor's degree from UCLA and a master's degree and doctorate from Claremont Graduate University. She and her husband, Christopher, live in Macon and have two married daughters.

"We are thrilled that Melody is joining the Wesleyan family full-time, and we look forward to the addition of her talents, energy, and wisdom to this vitally important position for the College," President Fowler said. "She brings a wealth of experience as an academic leader, and I am excited to serve as president knowing Melody is on our team."

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