AMHERST, Mass. - University of Massachusetts Provost/Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Patricia H. Crosson has announced the promotion of Bryan C. Harvey to the position of associate provost for planning and assessment.
In this role, Harvey will provide overall leadership for planning and policy development in the Academic Affairs, including development of information strategies to support decision-making on the part of the provost, the chancellor, and other senior administrators. His duties will include managing the academic program approval and review processes, supervising the development of student assessment programs, and coordinating enrollment planning activities within Academic Affairs.
Harvey has served as director of the UMass office of academic planning and assessment since 1993, and will continue to direct that office.
Crosson said Harvey "has provided immense service to the campus by helping coordinate our large-scale planning and review processes." She also praised Harvey for helping to build a strong foundation for the assessment of the campus’s curriculum and program efforts, an area that will be of increasing importance in the future.
Harvey joined the University in 1977, and has held a number of administrative positions including associate director for policy studies in the office of institutional research and planning; planning associate; assistant to the chancellor; and assistant to the vice chancellor for student affairs. He has also held several joint appointments in the UMass president''s office, including assistant director of university relations and senior policy analyst for the Board of Trustees-appointed "Saxon" Commission that led to the creation of the five-campus University of Massachusetts system in 1991.
Harvey received his B.A. in political science from UMass Amherst in 1977, and his M.P.A. from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard in 1986. He is completing his doctorate in the educational policy, research and administration program at UMass Amherst.
He has been active in the University and the surrounding community. He served two terms as vice president of the UMass Amherst Alumni Association, and has taught in the UMass Amherst M.P.A. program for the past five years. He has chaired the Town of Amherst finance committee, and currently chairs the Amherst Select Board.