Last Updated on November 14, 2023 by Robert C. Hoopes
Title: Wayne State University Provost Suspended Pending Investigation
Wayne State University Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Mark Kornbluh, has been suspended with pay following a whistleblower complaint received by President Kimberly Andrews Espy. The suspension is pending the results of an investigation, but no specific details about the complaint or reasons for the suspension have been provided.
As a result of the suspension, Laurie M. Lauzon Clabo, the dean of the College of Nursing, has been appointed as the acting provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. Clabo is no stranger to assuming leadership responsibilities at Wayne State University, as she previously served as the interim provost from August 2020 through July 2021. Her exceptional leadership qualities and vast experience have made her highly respected across campus.
During Clabo’s tenure, the College of Nursing has seen remarkable achievements and received prestigious national rankings. Her dedication and expertise have contributed to the flourishing of the college, solidifying her reputation as a valuable asset to Wayne State University.
President Espy acknowledges Clabo’s willingness to step up and serve the university during this challenging time. With her proven track record, Clabo is expected to handle the responsibilities of the provost and senior vice president for academic affairs with poise and efficiency.
While Kornbluh’s suspension has raised eyebrows and generated curiosity within the university community, it is important to await the findings of the investigation before making any judgments. Wayne State University is committed to transparency and maintaining a safe and ethical environment.
As the university awaits further information regarding the suspended provost, students, faculty, and staff can rest assured that the acting provost, Laurie M. Lauzon Clabo, will exercise her strong leadership skills to ensure a seamless academic experience. Her appointment reflects President Espy’s confidence in her abilities and serves as a testament to Wayne State University’s commitment to excellence in education.
As this situation unfolds, the Wayne State University community remains focused on its mission of providing quality education and fostering an inclusive environment for all.