Ashford University Leadership
Dr. Laura Palmer Noone, MBA, JD
Provost / Senior Vice President Academic Affairs / Chief Academic Officer / Accreditation Liaison Officer
Dr. Laura Palmer Noone joined Ashford University as Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer in September 2016 and was named Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer in November 2016. She is responsible for all aspects of Ashford’s academics and the academic mission.
Prior to serving as Interim Vice President for Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Palmer Noone served as Executive Dean and then Provost of University of the Rockies. In 2015, she served as the Interim Executive Dean of the Forbes School of Business ®. She has also served as a university provost and university president. She brings a national reputation as a higher education thought leader and speaker, and has served higher education associations as a board member, including her current role as a Board of Directors of the Lumina Foundation.
Dr. Palmer Noone received her Doctor of Philosophy from The Union Institute, her Juris Doctor and MBA from University of Iowa, and bachelor’s degree from University of Dubuque.