Korhan Oyman has decided to step down as Florida Tech’s provost effective week of February 24th.
Oyman was acting provost in October of 2019. He began working in the position permanently by the spring 2020 semester.
Oyman stated that due to personal reasons he decided to step down.
“Being provost is very stressful and it is a demanding job,” Oyman said. He added that it was time for him to leave the position.
He has plans on returning to the Department of Aeronautics as a faculty professor, in which he formerly taught in before taking on the provost position.
During his time as provost, Oyman worked on making online classes more available, specifically for general education courses.
“I introduced this plan to give students a little bit more flexibility with their schedules,” Oyman said.
He stated that administrators do not always understand that students need to have a life outside of academics as well.
“Students need to have free time to work on their projects and courses, but also to relax and enjoy a hobby,” Oyman said.
Oyman will continue to be provost until the end of the spring 2020 semester, May 8. Associate Provost, Marc Baarmand, will be taking over most of Oyman’s duties.
“I wish the person who takes over the best of luck,” Oyman said.
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