Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, John Caron | Excelsior College

John Caron


  • EdD, Higher Education Management, University of Pennsylvania
  • MA in Sociology, Providence College
  • BA in Sociology, Providence College

About John Caron

John Caron is the provost and vice president of academic affairs at Excelsior College. He is the College’s second-ranking officer with strategic responsibilities that span the entire institution. He was named to this position in July 2019 after working for more than 20 years in higher education in various senior leadership positions. Caron was provost at Endicott College; associate dean, Krieger School of Arts & Sciences at Johns Hopkins University; senior associate dean, academic and faculty affairs at Northeastern University; associate dean, School of Professional Studies at Brown University; and interim dean of admission and the first year at Bennington College.

During his career in higher education, he has worked to remove barriers to success, managed recruitment, provided academic strategic direction, and revamped, retired, and launched new programs. Caron has served on senior leadership teams and led strategic priorities to align with the vision of the institution.

Caron has also taught undergraduate and graduate courses at multiple colleges, and has chaired dissertation committees. While provost at Endicott College, he chaired a task force on diversity and inclusion.

Caron is a member of the National Council for Online Education, powered by UPCEA, and he is a past chair of the International Network. His professional affiliations also include the Council of Independent Colleges.