Palm Beach Atlantic University President William M. B. Fleming, Jr. announced today the retirement of the University’s Provost and Chief Academic Officer Dr. Joseph A. Kloba. Joining the University in 1995 to lead the graduate counseling program, Dr. Kloba was promoted to associate provost in 1998 and has served as provost for nearly 11 years.
President Fleming announced the appointment of Dr. Gene C. Fant, Jr. as Palm Beach Atlantic’s new provost and chief academic officer effective June 1. Dr. Fant has served as executive vice president for academic administration and dean of the faculty at Union University in Jackson, Tenn. He co-led the development of the Union 2015 Strategic Plan. Prior to his current role, Dr. Fant served as vice president of academic administration and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and previously chaired the 10-member English department at Union.