I wish to announce that Dr. Julia Wallace has submitted her resignation as Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, effective immediately. Dr. Wallace has served the University in this position for over five years. I hope you will join me in extending our deep gratitude to her for her service to this great institution.
It is my intention to appoint an experienced professional from outside the University to fill this critical position for the next 18 months or more, to assist us in our Invent the Future transition. I expect that appointment will be made prior to the end of this semester.
For the immediate future, Chief-of-Staff Dan Spielmann will direct the day-to-day operations of the Office of the Provost in collaboration with Associate Provost Greg Davis and other direct reports to the Provost. The academic deans will report directly to me and will work closely with our leadership team in the transition initiative. I respectfully ask each of you to think of ways to assist Dan and Greg and our colleagues in the Office of the Provost in the coming weeks as they conduct the important business of that office.
Once our course as a University is set, and in consultation with the faculty and staff, we will initiate a national search for the next Provost.
As always, please contact me if you have questions or concerns.
c. President Ray Cross
Sheryl Van Gruensven, Director of Human Resources
David J. Ward, Interim Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
Gary L. Miller