VU Provost Dr. Laura Treanor selected for esteemed Tobias Fellows Program

VU Provost Dr. Laura Treanor selected for esteemed Tobias Fellows Program

VU Provost Dr. Laura Treanor selected for esteemed Tobias Fellows Program

February 01, 2022

VINCENNES, Ind. - Vincennes University Provost and Vice President of Instructional Services/Dean of Faculty Dr. Laura Treanor has been selected as a Tobias Fellow by The Randall L. Tobias Center for Leadership Excellence at Indiana University.

Treanor will join other highly talented and experienced leaders in the 17th cohort of this unique and acclaimed yearlong interactive program.

The Tobias Leadership Center announced the 17 Tobias Fellows on Jan. 31.

"Dr. Laura Treanor is most deserving to be selected as a Tobias Fellow," VU President Dr. Chuck Johnson said. "It is a very well-deserved accolade. Her leadership is stellar, and her contributions have made significant differences in the lives of students, alumni, faculty, staff, and others at VU and in the communities we serve. Vincennes University is proud to have Dr. Treanor, a tireless and passionate leader, helping to guide the University on its mission of offering accessible and high-quality education."

Leadership matters more than ever in these unprecedented times.

According to Treanor, "As VU’s Provost, I am committed to learning about and serving the different needs of the community, region, and state, and I strive to build strong connections with business and industry leaders in order to build partnerships that produce an educated and skilled workforce. My participation in the Tobias Leadership program will allow me to deepen my knowledge, further my appreciation of broad perspectives, build networks and connections and most importantly, push myself to grow as a leader."

The Tobias Fellows program focuses on cultivating skills that lead participants to further develop personal leadership and ensure an immediate impact on their institutions and organization. In addition to 10 intensive retreat sessions, Fellows engage in one-on-one executive coaching sessions and work toward mastering five key leadership competencies: mindset, vision, perspective, collaboration, and communication.

The program stands out because it brings together seasoned leaders from diverse sectors and industries who form a peer-learning cohort. Fellows are immersed in unique settings and confront leadership dilemmas in a wide range of environments. At the end of the program, fellows transition to the Tobias Leadership Network, which allows them to connect with fellows across the nation and have access to special events and learning opportunities. See the full list of Fellows:

Treanor is a recognized and experienced leader in higher education and is an ardent advocate for instructional quality and student success. She is an outstanding visionary and transformative leader who has developed high-impact teams, heralded new programs and services, and championed academic quality. At VU, Treanor has grown dual credit and industry partnerships, established K-12 pipeline programs, in addition to leading the development and implementation of several important institutional initiatives including the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Council, Retention Committee, Academic Coaching Corps as well as revisioning the role and function of the Learning Resource Center and championing VU’s participation as one of only 25 institutions nationwide piloting the student engagement app CircleIn.   

Treanor is passionate about helping the community and state she lives in. She is active in the Knox County Indiana Economic Development, KCARC, Opt-In Evansville, Purdue College of Agriculture Dean’s Advisory Board, and also serves on the Leadership Board of the ACE Women’s Network of Indiana.  

Her educational background includes a doctorate in curriculum and instruction from Virginia Tech University. She earned a master’s degree in education from Ohio State University and a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech University.