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Dr. Dana Dunn will be UNCG’s new provost and executive vice chancellor

Photo of Dr. Dana DunnUNCG’s Board of Trustees has unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Dana Dunn as UNCG’s new provost and executive vice chancellor, effective August 1. In this role, Dr. Dunn will serve as chief academic officer with responsibility for curriculum and program development, the advancement of teaching, and the support of research and other scholarly and creative work in the academic community. She also will be responsible for the integration of academic affairs, student affairs, and research and economic development functions in support of the university’s mission.

Dr. Dunn will be joining UNCG from The University of Texas at Arlington, where she has held a series of progressively responsible academic leadership and faculty roles over the past 27 years. She led academic affairs for eight years, holding the title vice president prior to being named provost. She also has served as special advisor to the president and special advisor to the provost.

Dr. Dunn is a highly respected administrator, teacher and scholar who brings extensive academic leadership and faculty experience to this important role, as well as a strong record of working collaboratively with faculty, administrators and students to strengthen academic programs, student support services and research activity.

During her tenure at The University of Texas at Arlington, Dr. Dunn played a key role in the university’s strategic and academic planning efforts. As provost, she led the growth of the university’s research efforts through the development of new research centers and the formation of interdisciplinary research collaborations across academic units. She also played a lead role in opening a downtown Fort Worth campus and was responsible for the development and launch of new academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels, the development of a distance education unit, and the implementation of an enrollment management initiative that substantially increased student enrollment.

Dr. Dunn has played an active role in the University of Texas system, providing leadership on a variety of matters, ranging from formula funding, student retention and graduation, distance learning and graduate education. She also served as president of the Texas Association of Chief Academic Officers, an organization comprising provosts from all Texas four-year universities.

Dr. Dunn is an accomplished teacher, author and speaker in the areas of sociology and women’s studies. She received her B.A. in sociology and M.A. in political economy from The University of Texas at Dallas and her Ph.D. in sociology from the University of North Texas.