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The provost's office supports senior level searches for academic deans and vice presidents.
The provost's office provides support and oversight to searches for deans and academic vice presidents.  Information on current searches, candidates, and campus and community participation in the search process can be found here.

Current Search News:

Vice President for Research and Innovation

Finalists have been announced in our search for the Vice President for Research and Innovation, and will visit campus in April.  More information on each finalist, including dates and times for the Open Forum Presentation sessions, is below.

 

    Arthur Kramer

 

Arthur F. Kramer - April 21-22, 2015

 

Dr. Kramer is the director of the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science & Technology, an interdisciplinary research institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. He received a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology, with minors in statistics and neuroscience, from the University of Illinois. Having begun his faculty career with joint appointments in psychology and mechanical and industrial engineering, he currently is the Swanlund Endowed Chair in Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of Illinois and has held numerous leadership roles in research projects and enterprises.

View Arthur Kramer's Curriculum Vitae

Open Forum Presentation: 3:30 - 4:30pm April 21, at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center, Latham Ballrooms D-E-F

To access the Open Forum Presentation live stream, click here (viewer will open in a new window).  Questions may be submitted remotely during the open forum by emailing VPRIquestions@vt.edu.

Following the Open Forum Presentation, please provide your feedback here.

    Cynthia Furse

 

Cynthia M. Furse - April 23-24, 2015

 

Dr. Furse is associate vice president for research at the University of Utah, where she also has been a researcher and faculty member since 1994. Having also served a leadership role in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, she has directed the Center of Excellence for Smart Sensors and is the chief scientist and co-founder of LiveWire Test Labs, Inc. She holds master's and doctoral degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Utah.

View Cynthia Furse's Curriculum Vitae

Open Forum Presentation: 10:30 - 11:30am April 24, at the Virginia Bioinformatics Institute Auditorium

The link to view live-streaming of Open Forum Presentation will be provided here.

    Patricia Rankin

 

Patricia Rankin - April 27-28, 2015

 

Dr. Rankin is associate vice chancellor for research at the University of Colorado Boulder.  In addition to having served on the faculty at University of  Colorado since 1988, she has served as associate dean for te natural sciences (College of Arts and Sciences), associate vice chancellor for faculty diversity and development, and interim director of the Office of Contracts and Grants.  She also served as a National Science Foundation program manager for two years. She holds a Ph.D. in physics from Imperial College, London University.

View Patricia Rankin's Curriculum Vitae

Open Forum Presentation: 3:30 - 4:30pm April 27, at the Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center, Latham Ballrooms D-E-F

The link to view live-streaming of Open Forum Presentation will be provided here.

 

 

 

Senior Advisor to the President and Vice Provost for Inclusion and Diversity

The provost has announced a search committee for our search for a Senior Advisor to the President and Vice Provost for Inclusion and Diversity.  The position is expected to begin advertising in early May, with finalists projected to visit campus at the beginning of the fall semester.