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Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

The Office of the Provost plays a leading role in sustaining an environment of academic excellence at the University of Connecticut. UConn is a top 25 public university and the State of Connecticut’s flagship higher education institution and sole public research university. The Provost’s Office supports these distinctions through strategic focus on the academic success of our faculty, students, and staff.

The Provost oversees UConn’s 14 schools and colleges, as well as its four regional campuses. The Provost’s Office also leads University strategic planning, academic policies and procedures, academic program planning and implementation, program assessment, student success initiatives, graduate education, global affairs, institutional research, university libraries, university information technology systems and services, and academic personnel management (including appointments and reappointments of faculty and staff, tenure and promotion, and annual evaluations).

In all our efforts, we are guided by values of diversity, equity and inclusion; responsible stewardship of resources; and transparent communication and collaborative decision-making.

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Provost Carl Lejuez

Carl Lejuez
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Executive Assistant: Alexis Cassan

Key Areas:

  • Academic vision, strategy and reporting
  • Oversight of schools, colleges, library, regional campuses, interdisciplinary research centers and institutes
  • Strategic planning and implementation
  • Primary governance liaison
  • Capital planning and resource allocation and development
Kristi Henderson

Kristi Henderson
Chief of Staff and Assistant Vice Provost for Strategic Communications

Executive Assistant: Alexis Cassan

Key Areas:

  • Senior advisor and liaison to Provost
  • Communications, messaging and external relations
  • Academic executive searches, onboarding and reviews
  • Staff supervision
  • Crisis and emergency management
Alexis Cassan

Alexis Cassan
Executive Assistant to the Provost and Chief of Staff 


Key Areas:

  • Scheduling and other support for Provost and Chief of Staff
  • Academic program and leadership review coordination
  • Initial point of contact for Provost's Office inquiries
  • Student employee supervision

Academic Affairs, Development, and Policy

Senior Vice Provost Jeffrey Shoulson

Jeffrey Shoulson
Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Administrative support: Victoria Kuryan

Key Areas:

  • Promotion, Tenure, and Reappointment
  • Academic program development, review, and accreditation
  • Academic curricular standards and appeals
  • Academic engagement and outreach
  • Entrepreneurial and interdisciplinary program development
Vice Provost Michael Bradford

Michael Bradford
Vice Provost for Faculty, Staff and Student Development

Administrative support: Victoria Kuryan

Key Areas:

  • Faculty recruitment, retention and onboarding
  • Faculty and academic staff professional development and recognition
  • Faculty and staff equity and access
  • Student success initiatives
  • Student equity initiatives
Gladis Kersaint on May 6, 2021. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Gladis Kersaint
Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives

Administrative support: Victoria Kuryan

Key Areas:

  • Strategic initiatives
  • Academic leadership development
  • Cross-unit collaboration, policies, and processes
Sarah Croucher '20 MPA on Sept. 19, 2019. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Sarah Croucher
Director of Academic Policy and Faculty Affairs

Administrative support: Victoria Kuryan

Key Areas:

  • Academic Policy, Guidance and Procedures
  • Academic Travel
  • Accreditation
  • Consulting »
  • Audit and Compliance

Victoria Kuryan

Administrative Support Assistant

Key Areas:

  • Scheduling and other support for Vice Provosts and Director of Academic Policy and Faculty Affairs
  • Office Management
  • General Reception


Amada Pitts on Oct. 19, 2017. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Amanda Pitts
Academic Engagement Coordinator

On leave Fall '21 - Interim Contact:

Key Areas:

  • Faculty development initiatives
  • Academic and curricular processes
  • Academic programming and events
  • Awards administration
  • Life Transformative Education coordination
Rachel Wice '16 (CLAS) on Oct. 19, 2017. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Rachel Wice
Academic Personnel Coordinator

Key Areas:

  • Staff development initiatives
  • HR processes: faculty and academic staff appointments, faculty leaves
  • Promotion, tenure, and reappointment coordination

Budget and Institutional Planning

Lloyd Blanchard

Lloyd Blanchard
Interim Vice President and CFO

Executive Assistant: Donna Balskus

Key Areas:

  • Operating and capital budgets
  • Long-range financial planning and modeling
  • Administrative management and operations
  • Revenue and cost management
  • External reporting of university data and performance
  • Data analytics of performance and costs

Office of Budget and Planning »

Office of Institutional Research and Effectiveness »

Bridget Inzirillo

Bridget Inzirillo
Director of Academic Finance and Planning

On leave Fall '21 - Interim Contact: Kate Clark

Key Areas:

  • Academic budget management
  • Provost’s operating and capital resources
  • Academic personnel compensation
  • Business policies and practices related to budget/finance
  • Fiscal officer for Provost's Office and reporting units
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Michelle Morse
Financial Assistant II

Key Areas:

  • Financial and budget analysis
  • Administrative and program support

Academic Administrative Units

Kent Holsinger

Kent Holsinger
Vice Provost for Graduate Education

Dean, The Graduate School

Executive Assistant: Martha Marroni

Key Areas:

  • Graduate student recruitment
  • Graduate admissions and degree requirements
  • Development and revision of graduate programs
  • Graduate fellowships
  • Graduate student and postdoctoral scholar development
  • Interpretation and implementation of graduate assistant and postdoctoral research assistant contracts

The Graduate School »

Michael Mundrane

Michael Mundrane
Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Administrative Assistant: Kristy Hughes

Key Areas:

  • Campus and Academic Technologies
  • Connecticut Education Network
  • Enterprise Applications
  • Enterprise Systems
  • High Performance Computing
  • Information Security
  • Telecommunications and Networking

Information Technology Services »

Franklin Tuitt

Franklin Tuitt
Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer

Executive Assistant: Velda Alfred-Abney

Key Areas:

  • Diversity and Inclusion visioning and planning
  • Diversity and inclusion programs, policies, and practices
  • Diversity and inclusion curriculum and pedagogy development
  • Access, equity, and success initiatives for historically marginalized communities
  • Faculty, staff, and student affinity-based programming and development

Office for Diversity and Inclusion »

Dan Weiner portrait

Daniel Weiner
Vice President for Global Affairs

Administrative Assistant: Carrie Stevens

Key Areas:

  • Global Partnerships and Business Engagement
  • International Students and Scholars
  • Experiential Global Learning
  • Human Rights Programming
  • Entrepreneurial International Programs
  • Fundraising for Global Affairs

Office of Global Affairs »

Student Employee Support Staff '21-22

Undergraduate Student Employees: Angela Chen, Selma Regan, Alyssa Smart, Neva Taylor

Graduate Student Employees: Phillip Hyman, MPA Intern