Vol. 19, No. 29
May 4, 2000
|Conrado (Bobby) M. Gempesaw has been appointed vice provost for academic programs and planning in the Office of the Provost. For the past year, he has served as vice provost.
"Bobbie Gempesaw has been an effective administrator of graduate and undergraduate programs this past year, and I am pleased to announce his appointment as vice provost for academic programs and planning," provost Mel Schiavelli said. "His extensive experience as a teacher and administratoralong with his international backgroundmake him an excellent choice for this position."
"I am honored by this appointment and appreciate this opportunity to serve the University," Gempesaw said. "I look forward to working with students, staff, faculty and the administration in promoting undergraduate and graduate academic programs."
Gempesaw has responsibility for coordinating University-wide academic functions at the graduate and undergraduate level.
He is the convener of the Assistant and Associate Deans Council and is an ex officio member of the Faculty Senate's Undergraduate Studies and Graduate Studies Committees.
He also coordinates the Academic Program Review process in conjunction with the University Faculty Senate to evaluate the quality, productivity and role of each academic unit and program, using self-study and a review panel, which will make recommendations.
The vice provost also has responsibility for the Center for Teaching Effectiveness, continuing and distance education, the Graduate Studies Office, the Honors Program, International Programs and Special Sessions and the Undergraduate Research Program.
Gempesaw also oversees University publications, including the undergraduate and graduate catalogs and the Faculty Handbook.
Other duties include agreements with other institutions, including the Delaware Transfer of Credit Matrix and the Committee on Undergraduate Records and Certification.
Gempesaw joined the Delaware faculty in 1985 and served as chairperson of the Department of Food and Resource Economics in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources from 1993-1999.