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Alumna Amy Donahue Named Provost of US Coast Guard Academy

September 29, 2021

Amy DonahueThe U.S. Coast Guard Academy installed Amy Donahue ’96 M.P.A./’00 Ph.D. (PA) as the institution’s first provost in a July 2021 ceremony.

Donahue serves as the principal adviser to the superintendent in all matters relating to the academic program and faculty. She received graduate degrees at Maxwell after receiving a B.A. at Princeton University.

As an Army officer, she commanded soldiers and personnel as the officer-in-charge of a forward surgical team that trained, staffed and equipped a medical team for global deployment. Her previous public service also includes a temporary appointment to the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) where she identified opportunities to deploy technology to support the efforts of other federal agencies.

Her academic experience includes serving as a professor of public policy at the University of Connecticut and vice provost for academic operations at the University of Connecticut. In addition, she has served as a technical advisor to the Department of Homeland Security.

Honors include three NASA Exceptional Public Service medals, three Army commendation medals and the Army meritorious service medal.

Founded in 1876, the Coast Guard Academy is one of the five U.S. service academies and ranks among the nation’s most prestigious and selective institutions of higher learning.

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