Provost Russell Moore today named Ann Schmiesing to the post of senior vice provost for academic resource management, Michele Moses as vice provost and associate vice chancellor for Faculty Affairs and Leslie Reynolds as interim dean of the Graduate School, replacing Schmiesing. These positions are effective Jan. 1, 2019.
“I am confident Ann, Michele and Leslie will provide steady leadership, a commitment to partnership and collegiality, and vital institutional knowledge to the division of Academic Affairs as the campus navigates important changes driven by our transformative initiatives,” Moore said.
Schmiesing has been serving as dean of the Graduate School since Jan. 20, 2017, and as interim senior vice provost for academic resource management since July 1, 2018. An internal search for a permanent appointment to this position was conducted this fall.
“Ann has shown remarkable leadership in the interim role, earning the respect of her colleagues for her spirit of partnership, transparency and openness,” said Moore. “I have every confidence she will continue her success as one of our ablest administrators.”
Reynolds served as interim dean of University Libraries from June 2017 until August, 2018, succeeding former long-time dean James Williams. She currently serves as senior associate dean of University Libraries.
“Leslie is well positioned to continue the quality of service to graduate students and faculty set by Ann as dean,” said Moore. “Her long experience in supporting the scholarly efforts of our graduate students in University Libraries and her membership on the Graduate School’s Executive Advisory Council give her a keen sense of graduate students’ needs.”
Moore said Reynolds would not be a candidate in an internal search he expects to launch later in the spring. He said his goal is to bring a new Graduate School dean on board by July 1, 2019.
“This will allow her to focus exclusively on continuing our strong commitment to serving graduate students and work closely with graduate faculty,” Moore said.
Moses, who has served as associate vice provost for Faculty Affairs since last January following an internal search, brings a wealth of experience to the post of vice provost and associate vice chancellor for Faculty Affairs. She joined the CU Boulder faculty in 2005 as an associate professor and in 2011 was promoted to full professor.
She has served on the Vice Chancellor’s Advisory Committee and as associate dean for graduate studies in the School of Education, where, among many accomplishments, she pioneered its faculty mentoring program. In 2016, she was awarded the Hazel Barnes Prize, the most distinguished award a faculty member can receive from the university.
“Michele has stayed close to her roots and experience as a faculty member and distinguished herself as an administrator with her sensitivity to faculty needs in research, scholarship and teaching and her dedication to students,” Moore said.
“She will be a great resource for our faculty and students alike,” he added.