Penn Announces Search Committee to Select New Vice Provost for University Life

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Acting Vice Provost for University Life Tamara Greenfield King (left) and Acting Vice Provost Beth Winkelstein (right) on July 5, 2022.

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Acting Vice-Rector Beth Winkelstein announced today that the University has formed a committee to select the next Vice-Rector for University Life.

The Committee consists of 14 Penn faculty and student government representatives, including Associate Vice Provost and Chief Welfare Officer Benoit Dubé, Vice President for Public Safety Kathleen Shields Anderson, and Premier Assembly President cycle and college and Wharton senior Carson Sheumaker. The incoming Vice-Rector for University Life will provide academic and professional resource support for students and work closely with cultural groups on campus.

The appointee is also expected to lead University Life initiatives in a manner that is “inclusive, innovative, strategic, data-driven and maximizes the value of available technologies, while maintaining the responsiveness and individualized approach to students that Penn has always illustrated. according to a statement from University life.

Penn will also be accepting applications and nominations for the position through October 20.

“With the arrival of new President Liz Magill, a jurist and transformative leader, it is an exciting time to join the University of Pennsylvania,” said the application for the bed position. “This position offers a unique opportunity to shape the lives of exceptionally talented students who are deeply committed to Penn’s philosophy of making a meaningful difference around the world.”

The announcement follows the resignation of former vice-rector for university life Mamta Accapadi. Tamara Greenfield King, the current acting vice-president of university life, was appointed June 14.

During Accapadi’s two-year tenure, which began in August 2020, she extended communicating with the University Undergraduate Assembly and adapting Weingarten Center resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. Accapadi has also pushed to advance student care and well-being, develop student-led multicultural initiatives, and create diversity education programs at Penn.

“We are grateful for all that Mamta has done to support our students and our campus as we navigate through the pandemic, welcoming students to campus and putting supports in place to help build a sense of community,” previously writes university spokesman Ron Ozio. Daily Pennsylvanian in an emailed statement.

After King’s tenure, the incoming vice-rector will also be responsible for continuing the many initiatives launched by Accapadi and King.

The university life team has already planned events for the first semester, including the reopening of ARCH on September 7, continuing Accapdi’s previous efforts to expand the presence of cultural houses.

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