UNC Provost steps down

After six-and-a-half years as provost, Robbyn Wacker is stepping down to find a new position at UNC.

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This article was updated on 10/19 to include a statement from Kay Norton.

Robbyn Wacker, the University of Northern Colorado’s provost, will be stepping down and trying to find a new position at the university, according to an email sent to a listserv that The Mirror sees.

Wacker, who has served as the provost for almost seven years, will begin handing off her duties as provost and senior vice president for academic affairs to Leo Welch, the dean of the college of performing and visual arts. Welch will serve as acting provost immediately until the university selects a new president to replace Kay Norton in 2018. Welch has served as the PVA Dean since 2013.

According to Wacker’s email, she will continue working to meet the university’s goals to grow enrollment revenue, make campus more welcoming and inclusive, cut costs and oversee the construction of the Campus Commons.

“The six and a half years I have served as UNC’s Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs have been immensely rewarding and it has been an honor to serve as your provost. I want to thank President Norton and my colleagues on the faculty and staff for their years of support and encouragement, and I look forward to working with you in my new role on campus,” Wacker wrote in her email announcing her intent.

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“I’m tremendously grateful to Robbyn for her many contributions and unwavering commitment to UNC,” said UNC President Kay Norton.

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