Catherine M. Wehlburg

Interim President

Athens State University (AL)

Catherine Wehlburg, Ph.D., currently serves as Interim President at Athens State University. Prior to this role, she was Athens State’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. She has served in several different roles in her thirty years of higher education as a tenured full professor, department chair, Associate Dean, Dean, Associate Provost, and Provost. In each of these roles, she has focused on assessment of learning, mission, enhancing student learning, and strategic decision making. Dr. Wehlburg has published many articles, books, and chapters and has always had a focus on educating the whole student as the essential role in higher education. She has been recognized for her work in student learning outcomes assessment by being elected president of the Association for the Assessment of Learning in Higher Education (AALHE) and received their Outstanding Achievement Award. Her leadership has been called innovative and inclusive as she seeks to engage others in the ongoing discussions surrounding access and success for all. Dr. Wehlburg received her Ph.D. from the University of Florida in Educational Psychology.