Ron Cole

Allegheny College

Ron Cole became provost and dean of the college at Allegheny College, his undergraduate alma mater, in 2015. Prior to this appointment, he served Allegheny as a faculty member for 20 years and held several leadership positions including chair of the geology department, moderator of the faculty, and member of the trustee diversity task force. As a faculty member, he actively engaged undergraduate students in research with funding from the National Science Foundation, National Geographic Society, and the American Chemical Society and was the recipient of an award for excellence in teaching. Before his career in higher education, Cole worked in the environmental consulting industry.