May 31, 2019
VanBriesen Named Vice Provost for FacultyJeanne VanBriesen has been appointed vice provost for faculty, effective July 1. VanBriesen is the Duquesne Light Company Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Engineering and Public Policy, and director of the Center for Water Quality in Urban Environmental Systems.
Under her leadership, the Vice Provost for Faculty Office will continue to focus on establishing long-term and effective diversity, inclusion and equity strategic plans in all of Carnegie Mellon's fields and disciplines. She will work with Provost Jim Garrett to oversee all areas of faculty affairs, with particular focus on recruitment and retention; the reappointment, tenure and promotion process; academic human resources issues; faculty development; and academic unit hiring plans. She also will serve as a liaison to faculty-related university committees.
VanBriesen succeeds Kathryn Roeder, the UPMC Professor of Statistics and Life Sciences, who has served as the university’s first vice provost for faculty since 2015.