Suzanne M. Siegle has been appointed provost and executive vice president of Walsh in Troy. Michael Levens, president and CEO of Walsh, made the announcement.
In her new role, Siegle will oversee faculty, academic administration and support services, online and remote learning, library services, and institutional research. She joins Walsh from Concordia University, Ann Arbor, where she most recently served as the assistant vice president for legal affairs and operations, campus dean for the Haab School of Business, and professor of business and leadership.
“Dr. Siegle is a dynamic leader who brings extensive experience and knowledge in education, law, and business, with a pulse on the needs of students,” says Levens. “Her creative approach and experience will be instrumental in guiding our academic programs and services in an ever-changing higher education environment, ensuring Walsh continues to meet the needs of students and business partners.”
Siegle has both academic and professional experience in business law, real estate, technology transfer, intellectual property, higher education law, risk management, and Title IX compliance, and corporate insurance. She also launched Concordia University’s undergraduate and graduate entrepreneurship program CULaunch!, which is an annual pitch event for aspiring entrepreneurs to compete for startup seed money. Siegle also oversawthe growth and development of a one-year Master of Science in leadership and an advanced standing professional Master of Business Administration program.
Siegle’s research and scholarship includes control and leadership effectiveness, positive organizational psychology, and the entrepreneurial mindset. She is also the founder of LOCUS Mindset, a research firm, and regularly presents her research at the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts, and Letters and the Michigan Ross School of Business Center for Positive Organizations. She’s also a licensed attorney.
Siegle holds a doctorate in higher education leadership and management from Regent University, with her dissertation focusing on alternative and innovative operating models for higher education in the 21st century. She also earned her juris doctor from Ave Maria School of Law, a Master of Business Administration from Western Governor’s University, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan.
Walsh is a private all-business school with satellite locations in Clinton Township and Port Huron.