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Marie Leichliter Krause

Assistant Provost


Dr. Marie Leichliter-Krause is a proud alumna of Waynesburg University. Over the years, she has served the University in various roles, including time as a full-time faculty member in the Department of Communication, associate dean for First-Year Programs, interim chair of the Education Department, assistant provost, director of the Service Leadership Minor, Fulbright Program advisor, part-time faculty in the Department of Communication and assistant provost for Academic Affairs and Institutional Effectiveness.

In the position of assistant provost, Dr. Leichliter-Krause works closely with the University community to conduct assessment and evaluation, oversee institutional research and coordinate accreditation-related efforts. She serves as the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) accreditation liaison officer at Waynesburg University, as a MSCHE peer evaluator and is currently filling a tri-chair role of the MSCHE Self-Study Steering Committee.

Additionally, Dr. Leichliter-Krause assists the provost to design and effectively implement development opportunities, support and promote scholarly activity, and foster an environment that encourages authentic, creative and innovative thinking. As a part-time faculty member in the Department of Communication, Dr. Leichliter-Krause serves as the professional advisor Waynesburg's Public Relations Student Society of America (WU-PRSSA).

Her hobbies include reading, martial arts, photography and visiting historic locations.


B.A., Waynesburg College; M.A., California University of Pennsylvania; Ed.D., West Virginia University