Dear members of the UCCS community,

I write with an update on our search for the new Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs. 

The search committee reconvened earlier this month, with a few changes in membership, to continue their work with assistance from the search firm Parker Executive Search. 

The search committee includes: 

  • Mary Ann Cutter, Professor of Philosophy  
  • Don Rabern, Dean of the College of Engineering and Applied Science 
  • Jackie Berning, Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Sciences 
  • Laura Eurich, Senior Instructor and Associate Chair of the Department of Communication 
  • Emily Gregory, junior Mechanical Engineering major and President of the Student Governance Association
  • Chuck Litchfield, Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance 
  • Sarah Long, Assistant Director of the Gateway Program Seminar and President of the Staff Association
  • Karen Markel, Dean of the College of Business 
  • Federico “Freddy” Martínez-García, Assistant Professor and Director of Access Services in the Kraemer Family Library 
  • Pat McGuire, Associate Professor of Teaching and Learning and Co-Director of UCCSTeach 
  • Becky Medved MBA ’87, retired entrepreneur  
  • David Moon, Professor of Political Science, MPA Director and President of Faculty Assembly
  • Jacob Pruitt, Vice President and General Manager for T. Rowe Price of Colorado Springs 
  • Susan Taylor, Professor of English and Associate Vice Chancellor for Undergraduate Education and Academic Planning 
  • Henriikka Weir, Associate Professor and Internship Coordinator for Department of Criminal Justice 

Initial interviews are planned for the first week of November, and on-campus interviews for finalists are anticipated to take place in mid-November. We anticipate concluding the search by December 2021.  

Thank you for your participation in this important process. Please keep an eye out for future opportunities to engage. 


Chancellor Venkat Reddy's Signature
Venkat Reddy
UCCS Chancellor