Eric E LaMott

Provost and Chief Operating Officer, Concordia University St. Paul , St. Paul, Minnesota

Eric E. LaMott is Provost and Chief Operating Officer of Concordia University in St. Paul, Minnesota. Dr. LaMott serves as the chief operating officer as well as chief information officer. He reports directly to the president and has the responsibility of executing the strategic plan through the day to day operation.

As COO, Dr. LaMott leads the strategic planning team, the budget task force, the enrollment management leadership team and the campus master plan. With the CFO, Dr. LaMott manages the current budget and works with the university vice presidents and deans to prepare the next year’s budget. He leads the Finance and Operations sub-committee for the Board of Regents and presents at each board meeting on all matters of university budget, strategy/tactics for implementing the strategic plan, as well as curriculum and staffing initiatives.

LaMott is especially experienced in higher education administration, enrollment, and pricing models. The work Dr. LaMott and his team conducted on various pricing models led to Concordia becoming the first university in the nation to announce a tuition reset, stepping back the cost of tuition for all students by $10,000 in 2013-14. This move led to a 33% growth in inquiries and applications and has brought Concordia two years of record-breaking enrollment as the surrounding market saw substantial losses. His team coined the term “tuition reset,” an implementation model that has been used successfully by Concordia as well as other universities throughout the United States.

Dr. LaMott received his B.S. degree in Psychology (1987) and an M.S. degree in Exercise Science from Boise State University (1990) and his Ph.D. in Kinesiology from the University of Minnesota (1994). Dr. LaMott is current a candidate in the Council of Independent Colleges Executive Leadership Academy.