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Updates from the Provost’s Office

Dear Colleagues,

I am writing to inform you about some exciting organizational leadership changes within the Provost’s Office.

Gladis Kersaint, having served as Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives the past 2 years, has been appointed as Vice Provost for Academic Affairs. With her extensive experience in academic administration and her commitment to excellence in education, Gladis is well-suited for this position. Her expertise will play a vital role in shaping and enhancing our academic programs; supporting faculty and student development; as well as fostering an environment of academic excellence throughout our institution.

In addition, Amy Gorin has been permanently appointed as the Vice Provost for Health Sciences and Interdisciplinary Initiatives. Amy’s dedication to advancing interdisciplinary collaboration and her passion for research and bettering the lives of people align perfectly with our mission. I am confident that Amy will contribute significantly to the development and expansion of our health sciences programs, strengthen interprofessional training opportunities, and advance innovative initiatives across disciplines at our multiple campuses.

I plan to restructure the third vice provost position as Vice Provost for Academic Operations and will launch a search to fill that position early in the fall semester, to begin as soon as possible.  This position will work closely with academic leaders to support research and teaching infrastructure, develop policies and procedures related to academic operations, and oversee professional development for academic staff.

Kate Clark has been permanently appointed as our new Director of Academic Finance and Administration. With her extensive background in finance and administration, Kate brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to this role. Her leadership will be instrumental in ensuring effective financial management and administrative support for our academic programs. She also brings talent in data analytics and will continue to work closely with leaders in the Budget, Planning and Institutional Research office.

I am incredibly grateful to Gladis, Amy, and Kate, for agreeing to serve in these roles. I look forward to seeing what we will accomplish together!

I would also like to take this opportunity to announce that Peter Diplock will be leaving his role as Associate Vice Provost and Director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) and will join Stony Brook University as Vice Provost for Continuing, Professional, and Executive Education beginning August 1, 2023. Peter has been an exceptional leader for CETL, fostering an inclusive environment for faculty development, creating a framework for entrepreneurial programs, and expanding online learning capabilities for the university.  We extend our heartfelt thanks to Peter for his valuable contributions and dedication during his over 18 years at UConn and wish him well in this new role. I plan to announce interim leadership for CETL in the coming weeks.

I hope that you enjoy the summer and I look forward to the year ahead.


Anne D’Alleva, PhD
Provost and Executive Vice President 

University of Connecticut
Office of the Provost
352 Mansfield Road, U-1086
Storrs CT 06269-1086
Tel. 860-486-4037

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