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Graciela Caneiro-Livingston Named New NWU Provost

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Graciela Caneiro-Livingston has been named Nebraska Wesleyan's new provost, the university's chief academic officer.

Graciela Caneiro-Livingston has been named the new provost at Nebraska Wesleyan University.

“I look forward to her leadership and teamwork in this important role at Nebraska Wesleyan,” said President Fred Ohles.

Caneiro-Livingston has spent the past 22 years at Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa, with the last 12 years as dean of undergraduate studies.  In this role, she has supervised Clarke’s undergraduate programs, academic advising, first-year seminar, academic support services, career services, and their experiential learning program.

Prior to her current role at Clarke University, she was an associate professor of Spanish, earning Clarke University’s Meneve Dunham Excellence in Teaching Award. She was actively involved in the development and supervision of Compass, Clarke University’s signature program that integrates general education and experiential learning. She was instrumental in expanding Clarke’s study abroad program, and most recently, has led collaborative efforts between academic areas at Clarke University and Loras College.

Caneiro-Livingston earned her undergraduate degree at Universidad de Santiago de Compostela in Spain, and her M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Spanish literature from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

She begins her work at Nebraska Wesleyan on July 1. She replaces Provost Judy Muyskens who is retiring after nine years of service to NWU.