Ray Coward To Retire As Utah State University Provost

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Utah State University provost Ray Coward, a scholar of child development and key figure in the university’s recent evolution, will retire next year.

Vice president for extension Noelle Cockett will succeed him July 1, according to an announcement President Stan Albrecht sent to faculty Tuesday.

Coward arrived in Logan almost seven years ago from Pennsylvania State University, where he was dean of the College of Health and Human Development, to serve as Albrecht’s chief deputy.

The one-time biology teacher left a big imprint during his tenure, the president wrote in his announcement.

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