May 8, 2012
Dr. George Walker, Vice President for Research and Graduate Studies will become Acting Provost, effective June 1. There will be a restructuring of Academic Affairs which will bring the Dean of Graduate Studies into the Office of the Provost. Dean Zhu will remain as Dean of Graduate Studies and also become the Senior Vice Provost. The Senior Vice Provost will report to the Provost and assume leadership in a variety of academic operations. Dr.'s Walker and Zhu have worked together over the last four months and are excited to continue to collaborate to move a very comprehensive and complex academic agenda. Dr. Sawicki will assume overall responsibility for Research and will continue to report to Dr. Walker. Other organizational changes are also being considered by Dr. Walker. While Dr. Walker has spent a substantial part of his career in research and graduate studies, he also served as a department Chair, Associate Dean and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Indiana University. We are fortunate to have someone with his depth and breadth of academic experience at this very important time for the University.
Ronald M. Berkman
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