Meet the Provost’s Staff

Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Matthew Kinservik

The vice provost for faculty affairs provides support and oversight for all phases of faculty life at the University. In order to promote the highest academic standards and inclusive excellence, the vice provost for Faculty Affairs advises the provost on faculty recruitment and promotion and tenure; assists the colleges in recruitment and mentoring; oversees the promotion and tenure process; and serves as the liaison to the Faculty Senate, the UD chapter of the American Association of University Professors, and the University of Delaware Association of Retired Faculty.

Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate College

Louis Rossi

The vice provost and dean of the Graduate College provides oversight and has responsibility for more than 150 graduate programs across all seven colleges. He promotes excellence in graduate and professional education across campus and works to enhance support for graduate student services, increase funding opportunities, strengthen and expand interdisciplinary and cross-college collaborative programs, develop new high-profile initiatives that build on the University’s strengths, and promote the national and international visibility of current graduate students and alumni.

Vice President for Enrollment Management

Rodney Morrison

The vice president for enrollment management is responsible for developing enrollment management strategy and coordinating, implementing, and assessing operational programs to recruit, admit, retain, and graduate undergraduate students consistent with the University of Delaware’s traditions, mission, vision, and values. He is responsible for developing and cultivating a collaborative university-wide environment to coordinate and synchronize enrollment management to accomplish operational and strategic goals. He supervises offices critical to effective enrollment management: undergraduate admissions, student financial services, and the registrar’s office.

Interim Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

Avron Abraham

The vice provost for undergraduate education leads efforts related to the academic success of undergraduate students at the University of Delaware. As part of a comprehensive team, his responsibilities include the coordination, oversight, development, implementation and assessment of initiatives that cross all disciplines and focus on the undergraduate academic experience the University of Delaware. He collaborates with the provost, deans and other units on campus to develop programs that support the success of all UD undergraduate students. The vice provost works closely with faculty and university leadership on issues related to the undergraduate student academic experience.

Vice Provost for Equity

Michael L. Vaughan

The vice provost for equity works to advance the University’s academic mission and goals in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion and human rights by leading efforts to define, assess and cultivate equity as both an institutional value and an academic priority. He is a senior adviser to the vice president for Institutional Equity/CDO and the University provost. He collaborates with campus leaders and others regarding initiatives designed to support UD’s overall academic equity, diversity, inclusion and social justice efforts.

Vice Provost for Libraries and Museums and May Morris University Librarian

Trevor A. Dawes

The vice provost for libraries and museums oversees the Morris Library and branch libraries; the University of Delaware Press; and Special Collections and Museums, which includes the gallery in Morris, art galleries in Old College and Mechanical Hall and the Mineralogical Museum in Penny Hall.

Vice Provost for Academic Programs and University Initiatives

Kimberley R. Isett

The vice provost for academic programs and university initiatives supports academic program development, the annual review process and university-wide cross-college units such as the Center for Teaching and Assessment (CTAL) and the Office of Sustainability.

Chief of Staff

Kate Slaugh Sanford

The chief of staff serves as the provost’s strategic liaison coordinating and collaborating with internal and external constituencies. She manages short- and long-term critical priorities, initiatives and activities, and represents the interests and priorities of the Office of the Provost. She is responsible for the central coordination of all executive functions and activities of the office.

Administrative Staff

Assistant to the Provost

Aundrea DeVuono-Young

Administrative Specialist

Allison Castellanos