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  • Senior Vice Provost for University Interdisciplinary Programs Finalist Interviews Announced – 4.25.22 email and article
  • Tentative Campus Interview Dates for Senior Vice Provost for University Interdisciplinary Programs Finalists – 4.05.22 email
  • Update on Senior Vice Provost for University Interdisciplinary Programs Search – 2.22.22 email
  • Rob Dunn Named Interim Senior Vice Provost for University Interdisciplinary Programs – 1.18.22 email and article
  • Search for the Senior Vice Provost for University Interdisciplinary Programs is Underway – 11.30.21 email and article
  • Office of the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Announces Reorganization and Updates – 10.15.21

Finalist Interviews

  • Rob Dunn, NC State UniversityCV and May 4-5 interview schedule
    Open Forum: Wednesday, May 4, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.  in the Talley Student Union, Room 3210, and via Zoom webinar
  • Bridget Trogden, Clemson UniversityCV and May 10-11 interview schedule
    Open Forum: Tuesday, May 10, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the Talley Student Union, Room 3285, and via Zoom webinar
  • Jill Hernandez, Central Washington University CV and May 12-13 interview schedule
    Open Forum: Thursday, May 12, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. in the Witherspoon Student Center, Washington Sankofa Room 126, and via Zoom webinar

At the open forums, each candidate will give a presentation on “The Role of the Office of University Interdisciplinary Programs in Advancing Interdisciplinary Instruction, Research and Engagement,” with a question and answer session to follow. All members of the NC State community are invited to attend. 

Access the open forums at, which will be live the day of each forum. The presentations will be recorded and made available upon request at the conclusion of the last finalist interview.

The Opportunity

NC State invites applications and nominations for the position of senior vice provost for University Interdisciplinary Programs. The university seeks a creative, innovative leader with a strong vision for interdisciplinarity in higher education who is committed to fostering interdisciplinary collaboration through the central support of strategic university wide efforts and initiatives.

Nomination Committee


Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Warwick Arden is pleased to announce that an open search for the senior vice provost for university interdisciplinary programs is now underway. 

  • Committee Chair: Margery Overton, Senior Vice Provost, Institutional Strategy and Analysis
  • Debbie Acker, Director, Shelton Leadership Center
  • Deanna Dannels, Dean, College of Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Adrian Day, Assistant Vice Provost, Finance and Planning, Provost’s Office
  • Genevieve Garland, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Research Operations and Communications, and Chief of Staff, Office of Research and Innovation
  • Fred Gould, Executive Director, Genetics and Genomics Academy
  • Kim Grainger, Associate Vice Provost, Academic Personnel and Policy, Provost’s Office
  • Pierre Gremaud, Associate Dean, The Graduate School
  • Bob Kelly, Director, Biotechnology Program
  • Meagan Kittle Autry, Teaching Assistant Professor, Civil, Construction and Environmental Engineering, College of Engineering, and Faculty Senator
  • Rachel Levy, Executive Director, Data Science Academy
  • Tom Miller, Senior Vice Provost, Entrepreneurship
  • Adrian Percy, Executive Director, NC Plant Sciences Initiative
  • Josh Pierce, Associate Professor, Chemistry, and Director, Chemistry of Life Program, College of Sciences
  • Mark Schmidt, Associate Vice Chancellor, Partnerships

Executive Search Services in NC State’s Human Resources division will be assisting the committee. Kelly Wick, director of special projects and planning, will be managing the search for the Provost’s Office.

Nomination Committee Meetings

  • Charge to the committee: 12.01.21, 3-4:30 p.m., via Zoom
  • Recruitment check-in: 1.13.22, 3-4 p.m., via Zoom
  • Mid-search review: 2.21.22, 10-11 a.m., via Zoom
  • Candidate selection meeting #1: 3.15.22, 12-1:30 p.m., via Zoom
  • Candidate selection meeting #2: 3.28.22, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., via Zoom
  • First round interviews: April 2022
  • Finalist interviews: May 2022