US Coast Guard Academy installs alumna Amy Donahue as provost
The 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
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
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 NASA’s
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.