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Provost Anne D'Alleva

Anne D'Alleva, interim provost of the University of Connecticut, at the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry on Dec. 13, 2021. (Daniel Buttrey/UConn Photo)

As Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Anne D’Alleva serves as UConn’s chief academic officer, with responsibility for all academic units and operations.

Dr. D'Alleva was named permanent provost by President Maric effective December 1, 2022. Prior to her appointment in May 2022 as interim provost, Dr. D’Alleva served as Dean of the School of Fine Arts since 2015. She is the first woman to serve as provost in UConn’s history.

The Provost oversees UConn's 14 schools and colleges, as well as its four regional campuses. The Provost's Office also plays a major role in University strategic planning, developing 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.

Dr. D’Alleva is a champion of innovative and creative collaborative efforts across disciplines, schools and colleges, including between the School of Fine Arts and the School of Engineering, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Neag School of Education, the Human Rights Institute, and even UConn Athletics.

Provost's Office Leadership 

Sarah Croucher '20 MPA on Sept. 19, 2019. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Sarah Croucher
Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Support staff: Victoria Kuryan



Amy Gorin
Vice Provost for Health Sciences and Interdisciplinary Initiatives

Support Staff: Raven Parker

Kent Holsinger

Kent Holsinger
Vice Provost for Graduate Education
Dean, The Graduate School

Support Staff: Martha Marroni

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Gladis Kersaint on May 6, 2021. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Gladis Kersaint
Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives

Support Staff: Nisha Joshee Hardnett


Sally Reis
Special Advisor to the Provost

Senior Vice Provost Jeffrey Shoulson

Jeffrey Shoulson
Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Support Staff: Victoria Kuryan

Reka Wrynn on Oct. 26, 2022. (Kayla Simon/UConn Photo)

Reka Wrynn
Associate Vice President for Budget, Planning and Institutional Research & Director of Capital Budget and Planning

Provost's Office Staff

Alexis Cassan

Alexis Cassan
Executive Assistant to the Provost


Kate Clark
Interim Director of Academic Finance and Administration 


Michelle Everard on March 16, 2022. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Michelle Everard
Project Coordinator

On leave spring 2023

Nisha Joshee Hardnett on Feb. 24, 2022. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)
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Nisha Joshee Hardnett
Project Coordinator 

Victoria Kuryan
Administrative Support Assistant

Raven Parker
Temporary Executive Assistant


Amanda Pleasent
Financial Analyst

Rachel Wice '16 (CLAS) on Oct. 19, 2017. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Rachel Wice
Academic Personnel Coordinator