Walter Zakahi was named provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at Bradley University on May 2.
Zakahi graduated from Bradley in 1978 and has most recently been provost at Keene State College.
"When I stood in Founder’s Circle during my interview, I stood and looked around. I could recognize the buildings all these years later," he said. "I remembered what it was like to be 18 years old on campus. I had moments of déjà vu as I walked into buildings where I had my classes. It was a joyful day."
Zakahi will assume his new position on July 1.