About Ronald Nykiel

Current job: Provost, vice president for academic affairs, University of Maryland Eastern Shore in Princess Anne, Md.

About Maryland Eastern Shore: A historically black college; part of University of Maryland system; 3,300 students, 93 percent of them undergraduates.

His credentials: Bachelorís degree, liberal arts, State University of New York College at New Paltz; masterís degree, Spanish, Penn State; doctorate, management, Walden University, which is part of a network of private and online universities owned by Laureate Education Inc.

Next up at UA: Scott Scarborough, provost, executive vice president for academic affairs, University of Toledo, on Wednesday.