UND Provost Paul LeBel will give next Robinson Lecture April 11


Wilbur Stolt

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Chester Fritz Library


The Chester Fritz Library invites all members of the UND community to attend the Twenty-second Annual Elwyn B. Robinson Lecture at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, April 11, in the East Asian Room of the Chester Fritz Library (fourth floor).

This year’s presenter is well-known to the UND community. Paul LeBel, provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, will offer observations on the state of Higher Education in his presentation The Perils of not Crying Wolf: Steering Away from a World in which Higher Education is Neither .

Provost LeBel will be leaving the Office of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the end of April and the Library is extremely pleased that he has agreed to speak from his years of experience as our Chief Academic Officer. A reception follows the presentation.

VIVO, UND Women’s Chamber Ensemble, will perform and a reception will follow Provost LeBel’s presentation.

About Paul LeBel

Paul LeBel has served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at the University of North Dakota since October 2010. He served as interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs beginning in February 2009. He came to UND in May 2004 as Professor of Law and Dean of the Law School.

Prior to coming to UND, LeBel was professor of law at the Florida State University College of Law from 1998-2004, where he also served as dean from 1997-1998. He also held academic appointments at the University of Richmond’s T.C. Williams School of Law and The College of William and Mary’s Marshall-Wythe School of Law.

He earned a Juris Doctor (with highest honors) from the University of Florida and received a bachelor’s degree in American Literature from George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

About the Robinson Lecture

The Robinson Lecture series began in 1991 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Professor Elwyn B. Robinson's publication, “A History of North Dakota.” Professor Robinson, whose career spanned 35 years at UND, was a distinguished member of the History faculty. The Lecture, together with the Library’s compilation of a bibliography of faculty and staff publications and creative activity, is designed to recognize the scholarly accomplishments of the UND community.