ROMEOVILLE – After nearly four decades of leadership in key university roles, Stephany Schlachter announced plans to retire as provost of Lewis University, effective June 30, 2018.
She will continue to serve the university as special assistant to the president until June 30, 2019.
Schlachter has served as provost of Lewis University for the last 17 years. She is the first person to serve in the role of provost at Lewis University. The provost’s position is the highest-ranking academic officer at the university and is ultimately responsible for academic program quality and effectiveness. In addition, Schlachter's responsibilities include the oversight of athletics, student services, enrollment management, mission and strategic planning.
During her tenure, academic offerings and departments have significantly expanded and U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review, Colleges of Distinction, Best for Vets and Great Value Colleges are some of the national organizations who have recognized Lewis University’s commitment to student success through quality academic programs and facilities, outstanding faculty, affordable education, and a collaborative atmosphere.
The university has been recognized for its commitment to mission effectiveness becoming a national role model. Schlachter was affiliated with the Institute of the De La Salle Christian Brothers in 2014.
Schlachter has been the provost of Lewis University since 2001. In previous years, she served Lewis University as vice president for mission and planning as well as vice president for mission and development. Schlachter also served as graduate director as well as undergraduate director in nursing.
After receiving her Bachelor of Science in nursing from Loyola University in Chicago and her master's in nursing education from DePaul University, Schlachter went on to earn her doctorate in education at Northern Illinois University.
The search process for a new provost will begin later this fall. For more information, visit www.lewisu.edu.