Collin College names new provost for Frisco campus

Collin College recently announced Craig Leverette will serve as the new campus provost of the school's Preston Ridge Campus in Frisco. (Courtesy Collin College)
Collin College recently announced Craig Leverette will serve as the new campus provost of the school's Preston Ridge Campus in Frisco. (Courtesy Collin College)

Collin College recently announced Craig Leverette will serve as the new campus provost of the school's Preston Ridge Campus in Frisco. (Courtesy Collin College)

Collin College recently appointed Craig Leverette to serve as the new campus provost of the school's Preston Ridge Campus in Frisco.

Leverette has been with Collin College for 24 years and previously served as dean of academic affairs and workforce at the Wylie Campus. He started at Collin College at the Frisco Campus as the head softball coach and a physical education professor in 1997.

“I could not be more excited about my return to the Frisco Campus," Leverette said in a statement. "The opportunity to work with so many great people and to further the connection between the college and the surrounding communities is something that I am honored to be a part of. Collin College is about the students, and through the work of our faculty and staff we will continue to provide a top-notch educational experience for all.”

The Preston Ridge Campus' previous provost, Donald Weasenforth, retired at the end of May after 17 years with Collin College. Leverette is in the final year of completing his doctoral degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce.

“Craig’s position as dean of academic affairs and workforce at our new Wylie Campus has provided him with in-depth experience in developing new facilities as well as academic and programmatic planning,” Collin College District President Neil Matkin said in a statement. “His background will be invaluable as he assumes the role of campus provost and brings the new IT Center at the Frisco Campus as well as the Celina Campus to completion.”


The IT Center and Celina Campus are currently under construction and are expected to open by Fall 2021.
By William C. Wadsack
William C. Wadsack is the senior reporter for the Plano and Richardson editions of Community Impact Newspaper. He previously served as managing editor of several daily and weekly publications in North Texas and his native state of Louisiana before joining Community Impact Newspaper in 2019.


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