Anne Howsare Boyens, associate provost for academic services at the Des Moines Area Community College Urban Campus, has been named provost. Howsare Boyens replaces Laura Douglas, who accepted the presidency of Bristol Community College in Fall River, Mass. Howsare Boyens has been responsible for the supervision, evaluation and professional development of more than 160 adjunct faculty members. She has also supervised one of the state's largest Adult Education and Literacy Centers. A 14-year veteran of the Urban Campus, Howsare Boyens has a bachelor's degree in psychology and a Master of Arts in school counseling from the University of Iowa, and a doctorate from Iowa State University in community college leadership and policy studies.