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0 Empowering students with lifelong skills: An interview with Provost Kathy J. Ogren

According to Kathy J. Ogren, liberal education in the 21st century must focus on what it does best—provide students with lifelong skills that are applicable in “real-world” settings. As provost, Ogren is working to ensure that the University’s curriculum continues to evolve and “remains open to innovation … especially in these times of new technologies and modes of learning.” President Ralph Kuncl cited Ogren’s “perspicacious thinking about liberal learning and scholarship” as a significant factor in her appointment. Here Provost Ogren talks about her new role, and why the tradition of liberal education is at the heart of her academic vision.