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Melissa Vito will hold the titles of vice provost for academic initiatives and student success, and senior vice president for student affairs and enrollment management. Michael Proctor will be vice president for global initiatives.
University of Arizona President Ann Weaver Hart announced two appointments today designed to increase student accomplishment in online and off-campus courses and give more emphasis to UA initiatives around the world.
Effective immediately, Vice President for Student Affairs Melissa Vito will oversee the development and delivery of online and evening credit courses currently handled by the UA's Outreach College and UA Sierra Vista. The move also includes learning centers affiliated with the UA and UA courses taught at community colleges and the UA Tech Park. The move is meant to better align courses with the main campus and offer more academic support for students. In recognition of her new responsibilities, Vito will hold the titles vice provost for academic initiatives and student success, and senior vice president for student affairs and enrollment management.
Vice President for Regional Development, Outreach and Global Initiatives Michael Proctor also will get a new title and expanded portfolio. As vice president for global initiatives, Proctor will be responsible for positioning the UA as the preferred destination for international scholars and students and an essential partner for international research and engagement. Proctor will continue to oversee non-credit personal and professional development courses for Arizona and beyond.
"An essential part of our strategic plan is to optimize our campus resources to better engage our students and extend our impact to the world," Hart said. "These administrative changes put two very talented administrators in charge of aligning all our efforts in student success and global engagement."
While current students and faculty will not experience immediate changes in services or processes related to Outreach College or UA South programs, the range and types of programs will be expanded in the future.