Michael Gilbert named vice president at University of Connecticut
6:05 p.m., July 17, 2013--Michael A. Gilbert, vice president for student life at the University of Delaware since 2007, has been named vice president for student affairs at the University of Connecticut. He will assume his new post Aug. 19.
"Michael has been a valuable part of our leadership team here at Delaware," said Interim Provost Nancy Brickhouse. "Working with his dedicated colleagues, he has helped enrich the University environment for thousands of our students and provided them an environment where they can succeed professionally and personally. I know everyone at UD joins me in wishing Michael well in this new endeavor."
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A national search will be conducted to find Gilbert's successor, and an interim replacement will be announced soon.
In announcing Gilbert's new appointment, UConn Provost Mun Choi said, “Dr. Gilbert is a visionary, articulate, and charismatic leader who will build a continued record of excellence for the Division of Student Affairs.”
Before coming to UD, Gilbert was assistant vice president for student affairs at the Pennsylvania State University and held administrative positions at the University of Massachusetts, Northeastern University, North Carolina State University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
He earned his bachelor's degree at the University of Vermont, a master's degree at Michigan State University and his doctorate in higher education policy, research and administration at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Gilbert is a member of the American College Personnel Association (ACPA), Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) and the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA).
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