Nancy Bull, interim vice provost for academic administration since July 2008, has been named to the position full-time.
“Dr. Bull is an experienced faculty member who understands the operations of the institution,” said Provost Peter Nicholls in an e-mail to the University community.
“She has demonstrated ability to articulate academic priorities, she is effective at conflict resolution, and she is knowledgeable of the University’s budgeting system. She brings to this position enthusiasm and an exciting vision for academic administration at the University.”
Bull says she has enjoyed serving in the role for the past year: “It’s a very rewarding position. There’s so much to learn, and it’s a great opportunity to work with people across campus.”
The position was held previously by Suman Singha, who is now
senior vice provost, vice president for research, and dean of the Graduate School.
In her new role, Bull’s responsibilities will include dealing with faculty concerns to audit and compliance, overseeing information technology as it relates to faculty and their teaching, serving as liaison to the Board of Trustees Academic Affairs Committee and the Board of Governors for Higher Education, and management of academic positions.
She previously served as associate dean of outreach and public service and associate director of the Cooperative Extension System in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.