Associate Provost Tunks To Step Down

April 5, 2010 by · 3 Comments 

By Andy Garcia

Associate Provost Tom Tunks is stepping down from his position after twelve years of service in the provost’s office.

Tunks will leave his current position at the end of this semester to take on the duties of Associate Provost Ellen Pryor, while she is away at Pepperdine University during the fall semester. In January 2011 Tunks will then take a yearlong leave before he will return to SMU, to teach music in the Meadows School.

Among his accomplishments as associate provost, Tunks co-chaired the committee that developed the proposal for the new General Education Requirements. The new curriculum will go into effect for the fall semester of 2012.