Catherine Riordan has been named the new provost and vice president of Academic Affairs at Western Washington University.
Riordan, who is the vice provost for academic affairs at Central Michigan University, will start her new position in August.
She replaces Dennis Murphy, who is retiring from his provost position this summer after 12 years.
Riordan, who was selected from a national search, has been at CMU since 2001 and was the director of Management Systems at the Unviersity of Missouri-Rolla from 1991 to 2000. Riordan has a doctorate in Social Psychology from the State University of New York at Albany and taught Psychology for 21 years.