Provost to Become President at Susquehanna University
Nov. 14, 2016
BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— Jonathan Green, provost and dean of the faculty at Illinois Wesleyan
since 2011, has been named the next president at Susquehanna University, a private
liberal arts university in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania.
Green will remain at Illinois Wesleyan through June, 2017. An immediate search will
be launched for his successor.
"I congratulate Jonathan on his selection for this presidency and Susquehanna for
their wise choice," said President Eric Jensen. "I hope that he finds the role as
fulfilling and rewarding as I have here at Illinois Wesleyan. Susquehanna will benefit
from his good-natured intelligence and from his insightful grasp of the liberal arts
and their importance in the modern world. These traits have served the Titan community
well, and I speak for many in thanking him for his efforts over the years."
“I am so grateful to the many faculty, staff, and students at Illinois Wesleyan with
whom I have had the pleasure and privilege to work and learn," Green said. "The things
which I most value from Lynn’s and my time here are the friendships we have formed
and the transformational experiences of students we have been fortunate to observe
During his time at Illinois Wesleyan, Green noted pride at the progress made in assessment;
the expansion of grants and foundations work; strengthened international programs
and recruiting; the implementation of lacrosse; and the development of new academic
initiatives such as the Design, Technology, and Entrepreneurship major; and the expansion
of the School of Nursing.
“I am looking forward to the work we still have to accomplish together over the next
eight months,” he said.
Prior to joining Illinois Wesleyan, Green was dean of the college and vice president
for academic affairs at Sweet Briar College in Sweet Briar, Va., where he joined the
music faculty in 1996 and held subsequent administrative roles, including appointments
as department chair and associate dean.
He has remained an active composer and scholar while at Illinois Wesleyan, notably
the publication of his seventh book, A Conductor's Guide to Selected Baroque Choral-Orchestral Works, and the premiere of one of his compositions at New York City’s Carnegie Hall.
Green received a Bachelor of Music degree from the State University College of New
York at Fredonia; a master's degree from the University of Massachusetts, where he
was an Ornest Fellow; and Doctorate of Musical Arts in conducting at the University
of North Carolina at Greensboro, where he was a University Excellence Fellow.