Search begins for associate vice chancellor of research

Provost Tom Christensen appointed a 13-member committee to assist in the search for a new associate vice chancellor of research.

Martin Garnar, dean, Kraemer Family Library, will chair the committee of UCCS faculty and staff representatives. The committee is charged with reviewing candidates and recommending finalists. The position is expanding to a full-time appointment to provide leadership and oversight for campus research and sponsored program activities, provide oversight of policies and procedures, promote growth and development of sponsored project activity and develop activities to promote professional development of faculty for sponsored programs and research integrity.

Kelli Klebe, the current associate vice chancellor of research and Dean of the Graduate School, will maintain her role in the graduate school and return to the faculty in the psychology department.

The priority deadline for candidates is March 16, and applications can be through CU Careers. Garnar hopes to bring finalists to campus in late April.

The committee members are:

  • Melissa Benton, associate professor, Nursing Department, Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Terry Boult, professor, Computer Science Department, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Grant Clayton, assistant professor, Teaching and Learning Department, College of Education
  • Brian Duvick, associate professor, History Department, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Barbara Gaddis, senior executive director of student support and retention, Student Success
  • Martin Garnar, dean, Kraemer Family Library (chair)
  • Gwendolyn Gennaro, executive director, Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Integrity
  • Melinda Hagemann, executive director of university development, University Advancement
  • Morgan Lee, assistant professor, Health Sciences Department, Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences
  • Karen Livesey, assistant professor, Physics Department, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Michael Sanderson, associate director, Office of Sponsored Programs and Research Integrity
  • Emily Skop, professor, Geography and Environmental Studies Department, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Andrea Williams, program assistant, Psychology Department, College of Letters, Arts and Sciences

The committee will receive support from Dana Herrera-Garcia, administrative assistant, Provost’s Office.

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