Meet the Finalists for Executive Vice President and Provost April 13-28

  • April 6th, 2020

The UA campus community is invited to attend video presentations by the five finalists for the position of executive vice president and provost April 13-28.

“The search committee was very pleased with the level of interest in the provost position. The pool was incredibly strong, and we are excited about the quality and experience of the invited finalists,” said Dr. Russell Mumper, chair of the search committee and vice president for research and economic development.

Each candidate will engage with several student, staff and faculty groups using video conferencing. The candidates will make a presentation to the campus community from 4:15 to 5:15 p.m. CDT on the following dates:

Candidate 1 – Monday, April 13
Candidate 2 – Thursday, April 16
Candidate 3 – Monday, April 20
Candidate 4 – Thursday, April 23
Candidate 5 – Monday, April 27

Up to 300 attendees can view each live presentation via Zoom on a first-come, first-served basis. The presentations will also be recorded and posted on the provost search website. The campus community is invited to send questions for the candidates in advance to Dr. Mumper at

Candidate information, including CV, presentation link and feedback submission forms, will be made available by April 10 to the campus community on the search website.

UA faculty, staff and students can access the information using myBama. Recorded presentations will be posted as they are available, and all information will remain on the site until April 30. Feedback forms should be completed before 5 p.m. CDT on April 30. Additional feedback can be sent directly to Dr. Mumper.

The executive vice president and provost serves as the University’s senior academic officer and has responsibilities that include coordinating faculty, staff and student activities in defining and implementing the University’s teaching, research and service missions; supporting existing faculty and staff governance; pursuing and executing strategic academic planning and strategic enrollment management including the direction, growth and review of academic programs; approving faculty and academic staff appointments; developing academic policy; and managing the fiscal affairs of the academic enterprise. The provost reports directly to the president and represents the president in his or her absence.

The University of Alabama, the state’s oldest and largest public institution of higher education, is a student-centered research university that draws the best and brightest to an academic community committed to providing a premier undergraduate and graduate education. UA is dedicated to achieving excellence in scholarship, collaboration and intellectual engagement; providing public outreach and service to the state of Alabama and the nation; and nurturing a campus environment that fosters collegiality, respect and inclusivity.