The University of Virginia today announced the appointment of Jennifer L. West as the 14th dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, effective July 1.
President Jim Ryan and Provost Liz Magill announced that Robyn S. Hadley, associate vice chancellor and dean for scholar programs at Washington University in St. Louis, will become UVA’s next vice president and chief student affairs officer, effective June 1.
The University of Virginia today announced that Stephen Farmer has been named UVA’s first vice provost for enrollment. His appointment begins Jan. 1.
The University of Virginia announced that Nicole Thorne Jenkins has been named the next dean of the McIntire School of Commerce, effective July 1.
Just over a year into his presidency, University of Virginia President Jim Ryan continues to build momentum and community support for the “great and good” vision outlined in the University’s new strategic plan.
The Board of Visitors today endorsed President Jim’s Ryan’s roadmap for the University of Virginia’s future, a 10-year strategic plan designed to make UVA the best public university in 2030, and one of the best in the world, whether public or private.
A special committee charged with seeking and recommending a candidate to the University of Virginia Board of Visitors to be the ninth president of the University has been established as required by the board’s manual, Rector William H. Goodwin Jr. announced.
As a new year approaches, take a look back at the 16 ways the University made an impact around the globe in 2016. Wahoos from across disciplines paved the way to a better world with advances in medicine and technology, pioneering social and economic innovations, ...
The Center for Leadership Excellence (CLE) is proud to announce that Provost Tom Katsouleas has agreed to serve as the CLE’s third executive sponsor, along with Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer Pat Hogan, and Executive Vice President for Health Affairs Dr. Rick Shannon. We recently asked the Provost for thoughts on leadership, especially as they pertain to UVA’s approach to shared leadership:
By Bastian Bergmann. Recruiting in today’s ultra-competitive job market is tough and success can often hinge on the team that you already have in place.
Leaders are expected to inspire others. But how does one induce something as intangible as inspiration? The answer: by performing a specific set of behaviors. Leaders need to actually care about their causes, make their messages personally relevant to their followers and support others by making sure the right people are in the right roles.
...UVA’s plan to hire faculty in strategic, collaborative areas of research and scholarship involves nine schools whose deans submitted proposals for interdisciplinary faculty positions that build on academic strengths and focus on increasingly important social and scientific issues. The program is part of an aggressive five-year campaign the Board of Visitors approved last fall.
Seeking and giving advice are central to effective leadership and decision making. Yet managers seldom view them as practical skills they can learn and improve. Receiving guidance is often seen as the passive consumption of wisdom. And advising is typically treated as a matter of “good judgment”—you either have it or you don’t—rather than a competency to be mastered. Read full article here.