Provost Warwick Arden announced the appointment of two vice provosts, as well as other administrative changes in the Office of the Provost, effective July 1.
Terri Helmlinger Ratcliff is the new vice provost for outreach and engagement, with responsibility for guiding the university’s extension and engagement efforts in accordance with the strategic plan. She has held this position on an interim basis for the past year. She will report to Tom Miller, senior vice provost for outreach and entrepreneurship, while maintaining her responsibilities as executive director of the Industrial Extension Service.
David Bristol is the new vice provost for academic resource management, a part-time appointment reporting to Duane Larick, senior vice provost for academic strategies and resource management. Bristol will play a key role in examining the university’s existing academic resource management plan and in developing a revised plan that aligns with NC State’s strategic plan.
Bristol, who formerly served as interim dean in the College of Veterinary Medicine, will also serve part-time in the new role of associate dean of enterprise development in the college.
Arden also reappointed two faculty members as special assistants to the provost. Margery Overton, professor of civil engineering, and Laura Severin, professor of English, will continue to work on key initiatives associated with the implementation of the strategic plan.
Recruiting QEP Director
The provost also announced that ongoing work on the university’s Quality Enhancement Plan will be administratively housed in DASA, the Division of Academic and Student Affairs, under Vice Chancellor Michael Mullen.
The responsibility for implementing the critical and creative thinking plan among first-year students will be led by a QEP faculty director, who will be recruited this fall. The director will report to Mullen and work closely with faculty and other offices on campus, including the Office of Faculty Development, to implement the plan beginning with a pilot group of classes in the fall of 2014.