Contact Information

Ms. Tabatha Whitsett, Executive Assistant
931.598.1182, fax 931.598.1318
The University of the South
735 University Avenue
Sewanee, TN 37383-1000

Former Provosts of the University

The office of the Provost was created in 1961, following a management study conducted for the University by Booz, Allen & Hamilton.  The forerunner of the position was that of the Dean of Administration, an office held by Gaston Bruton from 1951 to 1961.

  • Gaston Swindell Bruton, 1961-1968
  • William Brunner Campbell, 1968-1973
  • Thad Norton Marsh, 1973-1977
  • Arthur McCluny Schaefer, 1977-1988
  • Frederick Hailey Croom, 1989-2001
  • Linda Bright Lankewicz, 2002-2011
  • John Richard Swallow, 2012-2017