Provost's Biography

Dr. Mary Schutten, CMU's Provost

Dr. Mary Schutten became Central Michigan University’s executive vice president and provost July 1, 2019.

Schutten brings 30 years of higher education experience to CMU. Before coming to CMU, she served as dean of the College of Health and Human Services at San José State University. Prior, she was associate dean and professor in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at Grand Valley State University and held faculty roles at Western Michigan University, Calvin College and Dordt College. 

Schutten earned her Doctor of Physical Education from Indiana University, a Master of Arts in physical education from California State University at Long Beach and a Bachelor of Arts in education from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.