September 15, 2023  |  News & Events, Provost's Updates, Timely Announcements

The following announcement was included in the September 15, 2023 Provost’s Update:

New Interim Appointments

I am very pleased to announce two new interim appointments in the Division of Academic Affairs resulting from recent internal searches:

Kristian O’Connor has accepted the invitation to serve as the Interim Vice Provost for Research and Graduate School Dean. Kris has served as Associate Vice Provost for Research for the past four years and has played important roles in the various facets of 2030+ strategic planning and implementation. In addition, Kris has valuable institutional knowledge through his work as former chair of the University Committee and former Kinesiology department chair. Kris is a professor of Kinesiology at the Zilber College of Public Health.

Jennifer Gruenewald has accepted the invitation to serve as Interim Executive Director for International Education. Jennifer will manage the five international offices—International Student and Scholar Services, Study Abroad, International Partnerships, Institute of World Affairs, and English Language Academy—and will assist me as we think strategically about opportunities to expand our international education efforts. Jennifer has led the ISSS for 20 years and brings a passion and expertise for international students.

Please join me in welcoming both Kris and Jennifer to their new interim roles!