Todd G. Fritch, Ph.D. has been named as the next Provost of American International College, in Springfield, MA, effective July 9, 2012. A first-generation college graduate, Dr. Fritch received his Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Geology from Baylor University and graduated cum laude with a B.S. degree in Geology from Lake Superior State University.
Prior to joining the leadership team of American International College, Dr. Fritch served as Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of Graduate and Professional Studies at The American College of Greece in Athens, Greece. Among the many accomplishments during his tenure as Vice President and Dean, Dr. Fritch successfully led the development of five new undergraduate and four new graduate degree programs, thirteen new graduate certificate programs, and a number of professional non-credit programs which dramatically increased the academic program offerings of the college. He also effectively led the establishment of an undergraduate Honors Program, the college’s General Studies program, the Centers for Teaching and Learning and Academic Enrichment, and the Center of Excellence in Sustainability supporting the colleges Green Campus initiatives. Additionally, Dr. Fritch established numerous institutional partnerships with other colleges and universities including Bradley University, Michigan State University, Stanford University, UC Davis, UMass Lowell, and Wagner College, supporting student and faculty exchange programs, joint academic programming, inbound and outbound study abroad programs, and articulation agreements.
Dr. Fritch has held various academic administrative positions including Academic Director of Science, Director of the Geographic Information Systems Laboratory, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs, Administration and Planning, and most recently served as Senior Assistant Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs in the College of Professional Studies at Northeastern University. He served as an Academic Specialist with joint faculty appointments in both the College of Professional Studies and the College of Arts & Sciences at Northeastern. Dr. Fritch has also held various professional positions as a consulting hydrogeologist and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) project manager in both the public and private sectors, and continues to serve the environmental and GIS professions by serving on various review and oversight committees.
"It is an honor and a privilege to be given the opportunity to serve the AIC community as the next Provost and to join a talented group of faculty and staff who are committed to making a difference in the lives of the students they serve. I am deeply passionate about the mission, vision and values of AIC, and look forward to working together to make a great institution even better."
Dr. Fritch currently resides in Milford, MA with his wife Jennifer Fritch and their dog Carli.