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Dean, University College

Virginia Commonwealth University invites nominations for and applications from individuals interested in assuming an exciting leadership opportunity as Dean, University College. Reporting to the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, the dean will provide vision, leadership and active management to support transformational learning. The person selected for this position will collaborate with college faculty and partners across campus to enhance student success. The dean will provide growth and have the ability to build and create the future of the UC based on the dean’s experience and interests. Balancing institutional priorities with learner needs, the dean will consider the university’s unique culture and diverse student body and encourage excellence in the practice and scholarship of teaching and learning.

Search committee chair
Chuck Klink, Ph.D., Senior vice provost for student affairs 
Search committee members
Holly Alford, Associate professor, School of the Arts
Kristine Artello, Ph.D., J.D., Assistant professor, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs
Gretchen Comba, Associate professor, College of Humanities and Sciences
Meriah Crawford, Ph.D., Associate professor, Department of Focused Inquiry
Enoch Hale, Ph.D., Director, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence
Alena Hampton, Ph.D., Director of student experience, Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences
Jessica Hill, Director of human resources and finance, University College
Micol Hutchison, Ph.D., Director of program development and student success, Department of Focused Inquiry
Joyce Lloyd, Ph.D., Professor and vice chair for education, School of Medicine 
Thomas Nelson, Ph.D., Associate professor and faculty development coordinator, Department of Focused Inquiry
Faye Prichard, Director of writing, assessment and evaluation, Honors College
Kristin Reed, Ph.D., Associate professor, Department of Focused Inquiry
Peter Stauffer, Student services specialist, University College
Levi Walter, Graduate student worker, Office of the Provost and student, College of Humanities and Sciences
Felecia Williams, Ph.D., Assistant professor, Department of Focused Inquiry
Search ex officio members
Emily Avesian, Talent acquisition partner, Office of Faculty Recruitment and Retention
Rosa Richardson, General and operations manager, Division of Student Affairs


Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression or disability.