News & Announcements

  • April 28th, 2016

    The search committee for the Continuing and Professional Education Vice Provost has identified Chris Nicholson, Ph.D., Senior Director of Enrollment and Marketing, University College, University of Denver, as a finalist.  Chris will give a presentation to the campus community, Monday, May 2nd, from 11:00am-12noon in Campus Center 911-15, and will be available for questions.

  • April 25th, 2016

    The search committee for the Continuing and Professional Education Vice Provost has identified Lisa Braverman, Ph.D., former Chief Academic Officer, Jones International University, as a finalist.  Lisa will give a  presentation to the campus community, Wednesday, April 27th from 11:00am-12noon in Campus Center 911-15, and will be available for questions.

    She will discuss “the challenges/opportunities of Continuing & Professional Education and how her background has prepared her to meet them.”

  • December 4th, 2015

    The search has been launched for Dean of Libraries.  The search committee is co-chaired by Bruce Croft, Interim Dean of Information and Computer Sciences, and Gretchen Gerzina, Dean of Commonwealth Honors College.  Search committee members are Iqbal Agha, Chair and Professor, Finance & Operations Management; Whitney Battle-Baptiste, Director, W.E.B.

  • October 5th, 2015

    The draft was produced by the UMA-ACE Committee chaired by Professor Joseph Berger and Mzamo Mangaliso.  The Draft Plan will be discussed at the Faculty Senate Meeting on October 8, and subsequently with associated Faculty Senate Councils and Committees, and with any interested faculty.

  • July 29th, 2015

    A search has been launched for Dean of the College of Information and Computer Sciences.  The search committee is co-chaired by Dean Marjorie Aelion, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, and Steve Goodwin, Dean of the College of Natural Sciences.  Search committee members are Distinguished Professor Jane Fountain, Political Science, Public Policy and Administration; Professor Aura Ganz, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Distinguished Professor Lila Gierasch,  Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Professor Farshid Hajir, Dept. Head, Mathematics and Statistics; Professor Traci Hess, Isenberg School of Management; Associate Professor James Kitts, Sociology; Professor Brian Levine, Computer Science; Professor Andrew McCallum, Computer Science; Mr. Robert Sproull, Adjunct Professor, Computer Science; Professor Thai Thayumanavan, Chemistry; and Distinguished Professor Don Towsley, Computer Science.

  • April 16th, 2015

    Gretchen Holbrook Gerzina, the Kathe Tappe Vernon Professor of Biography and chair of the department of African and African-American studies at Dartmouth College, has been named the new dean of the Commonwealth Honors College beginning July 1. Previously, she was professor of English and director of Africana Studies at Barnard College, Columbia University and professor of English and associate dean of the faculty at Vassar College.

  • April 16th, 2015

    John A. Hird has been appointed dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, effective April 1. Interim dean since April 2014, Hird previously served as senior associate dean of the college and chair of the political science department. A member of the faculty since 1989, he was the founding director of the Center for Public Policy and Administration and the master’s program in public policy and administration from 1998 to 2006.

  • December 11th, 2014

    A  search for the Dean of Social & Behavioral Sciences was launched in late November. 

  • October 9th, 2014

    A search for the dean of Commonwealth Honors College (CHC) is being launched, according to Provost Katherine Newman.

    “This is a critically important position as the campus positions itself to be the destination of choice for talented, diverse undergraduates from the Commonwealth and beyond,” said Newman.

    The search committee is chaired by John McCarthy, vice provost for Graduate Education, dean of the Graduate School and Distinguished Professor in the department of linguistics.

  • September 30th, 2014

    Elizabeth (Betsy) Dumont of the Biology department, has been appointed Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, effective September 25, 2014.