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Christina Metevier Appointed Associate Provost for Academic Programs at the UMass Mount Ida Campus

Senior Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs Michelle Budig sent the following email to faculty on Sept. 12 regarding the appointment of Christina Metevier as associate provost for academic programs at the UMass Mount Ida Campus.

Dear Colleagues,

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It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Christina Metevier, Senior Lecturer II in Psychological and Brain Sciences (PBS), to the new position of Associate Provost for Academic Programs at the UMass Mount Ida Campus. This appointment is effective September 3, and is the culmination of an internal search that launched in April, 2023.

As Associate Provost for Academic Programs at the Mount Ida Campus (MIC), Metevier will provide leadership and oversight for the academic function at MIC, including development and expansion of curricular offerings and experiential learning opportunities, supporting student success and professional development, and management of faculty resources and support.

Metevier brings a compelling set of skills, vision, and enthusiasm for developing and facilitating academic programming at MIC. Her demonstrated experience in creating experiential learning programs, establishing relationships with industry partners, supporting student success and professional development, and utilizing evidence in program development and assessment together form a powerful springboard as she embarks on this leadership role.

Most recently, Metevier was the Director of Linking Employment and Academic Development (LEAD) in PBS, a new and innovative program located at MIC that supports students with a coherent set of curricular and co-curricular activities to prepare them for careers in fields related to Psychology. She has over seven years of experience in establishing community partnerships for internships, employment, and graduate program admission. Metevier served as the Associate Undergraduate Advisor in PBS from 2014-2022, during which she established the Psychology Career Fair in 2017.

Metevier earned her PhD in Neuroscience and Behavior from UMass Amherst in 2016 and joined the faculty at UMass in 2010. She was a recipient of the Outstanding Advising Award in 2017 in recognition for her commitment to student success. As a first-generation college student, Metevier is dedicated to fostering academic innovation and an inclusive community. 

The search committee for this position was co-chaired by John Wells, Senior Vice Provost for Lifelong Learning, and Jeff Cournoyer, Assistant Chancellor and Managing Director of the Mt Ida Campus. The committee was comprised of Cheryl Brooks, Associate Provost for Career and Professional Development; Margaret Felis, Director of Student Life at MIC; Karl Rethemeyer, Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences; and Jenny Reynolds, Director of Campus Career Programming at MIC.   


Michelle Budig
Senior Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs