Caroline Noyes is settling in at the University of New Orleans, where she is beginning her role as associate provost following more than two decades of experience in higher education to elevate student experience.
“One of the things I think is so cool about this age is that when students come in, they are young adults but they still think so differently than adults,” Noyes said. “Part of the role of college is to provide a safe space where students can kind of thrash about.”
Noyes holds an undergraduate degree from
Randolph-Macon Woman’s College and a master’s degree
in student affairs and a doctorate in educational psychology from the
University of Georgia. She is coming to UNO from Georgia Tech, where she led the Center for Enhancement of Teaching
and Learning and served as the assistant director of the Office of Assessment.
She was attracted to UNO based on the town,
the institution, and President John Nicklow’s emphasis on student recruitment
and retention. She recently moved to New Orleans from Atlanta and has already
closed on a house in Broadmoor with her wife, Susan Bacher.