Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
- 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
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.
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.
Dr. D'Alleva founded, along with Dean Kazem Kazerounian, the Krenicki Arts & Engineering Institute, with a $5 million gift from John and Donna Krenicki. She collaborated with the Human Rights Institute on a hiring initiative in 2021 to create a research cluster in arts and human rights. In partnership with the department heads, she has increased the diversity of faculty and students in the School. She established the School of Fine Arts Advisory Board and, as part of larger alumni engagement efforts, also established the Recent Alumni Council. With philanthropic support, she expanded career-readiness and professional-development programming for both undergraduate and graduate students. She also created the SFA STEAM research grant, the SFA Anti-Racism Research Grant, and has expanded research funding in the school by five-fold in her time as dean.
Dr. D'Alleva has also been closely involved in numerous new construction and renovation projects throughout the school, including the renovation of von der Mehden Recital Hall; the building of the new SFA Production facility; the creation of new graduate student art studios at Kirby Mill; and the creation of new, specialized studios for animation, green-screen, virtual reality, and film. She is also engaged in partnerships beyond the university, including an agreement with Wadsworth Atheneum Museum to host the graduate Arts Leadership & Cultural Management Program and serves on the board of Hartford Stage.
Dr. D'Alleva first joined the university in the fall of 1999 as a joint appointment to Art History and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies. She has served in many institutional leadership roles, including as a member of the University’s Academic Vision committee. Prior to being named Fine Arts Dean, she served as an Associate Dean for the School of Fine Arts and as the Head of the Art & Art History Department.
She received her B.A in Art History from Harvard University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Art History from Columbia University with a graduate certificate in feminist theory. Prior to her arrival at UConn, she completed postdoctoral fellowships at Australian National University and through the Getty Foundation. She has received additional research funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the College Art Association. Her books Fundamentals of Art History (3rd ed., 2021) and Methods and Theories of Art History (3rd ed., 2021) have been published in multiple languages worldwide.