Dr. Travis L. Frampton has accepted a promotion to the newly-created position of
Vice President for University Mission and Strategic Vision effective August 1,
2018. Among the many duties Travis will have, he will work
alongside the president as they focus on enrollment and advancement during the next year.
Dr. Frampton will also utilize his experience to support the foundation of HSU’s plan for
strategic expansion and innovation through deliberate efforts to integrate
Simmons’ idea of Christlieb into every area of growth on our campus.
Dr. Frampton is a gifted teacher and has been a leader since beginning service at HSU in 2000
as an Assistant Professor of Religion, he has often been heralded as a favorite
faculty member by many students. After being granted tenure in 2005 and rising
in the ranks to Associate Professor of Religion in 2006, and Professor of
Religion in 2011, his commitment to students has been guided by his desire to
teach and minister.
Beyond the classroom, Dr. Frampton has provided
integral leadership for HSU during the SACSCOC reaccreditation process, serving
as both HSU’s SACSCOC Liaison and Associate Provost since 2014. Through these
roles, the reach of his leadership and ministry expanded to include faculty and
staff, and has provided the opportunity for his deep engagement with the
academic, student, administrative, and operational spheres of the university.
We are also excited to announce that Michael Monhollon, J.D., has agreed
to accept the position of Associate Provost, under newly announced Provost Dr. Chris McNair. For the past five months, Mike has served
as the Interim Associate Provost and has been an integral part of Provost
Office operations during the interim period.
During his time as dean, Dr. Monhollon has spearheaded significant Kelley
College of Business enrollment, retention, and program growth. He has twice managed the process of
reaccreditation by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs
and has participated in two SACSCOC substantive change site visits.
Dr. Monhollon continues to teach various courses related to business law, ethics, and
economics, and has authored numerous papers and columns related to his
professional expertise. A sought-after conference speaker and workshop leader,
he is also a prolific fiction novelist, perhaps most notably recognized for his
series of Robin Starling courtroom mysteries. Dr. Monhollon will continue as the Dean of the Kelley College of Business.
Hardin-Simmons is excited to retain the talents of both of these leaders, and to utilize them in new administrative positions.