Sue Ott Rowlands
Provost and Executive
Vice President for Academic Affairs
Office: AC 830
Phone: (859) 572-5788
Sue Ott Rowlands joined Northern Kentucky University as Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs in January 2014. Ott Rowlands served as dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences at Virginia Tech from 2007-2013 and as interim dean at the University of Toledo from 2005-2007.
Prior to this appointment she served as chair of the Department of Theatre and Film at Toledo from 2002-2005. From 1997-2002 she was an associate professor and head of the Acting and Directing Program in the Department of Theatre at Ohio State University. She is the founding artistic director of Glacity Theatre Collective in Toledo and the Cleveland Women's Theatre Project, both professional theatres. She is the former associate artistic director of Round House Theatre in Washington, DC and managing director of The Actor's Space in New York City.
Ott Rowlands’ career has spanned higher education administration, university teaching, arts administration and professional theatre. She continues to work actively to establish and promote international study abroad opportunities and international arts exchanges. She is the mother of two daughters and grandmother of three.