Q&A with Executive Vice President and Provost Gloria Gibson
On July 1, Gloria Gibson became the University of Northern Iowa's executive vice president and provost.
Gibson was formerly the dean of the College of Humanities & Social Sciences and professor in the Department of English, Folklore and Ethnomusicology at Arkansas State University.
UM&PR had an opportunity to ask Provost Gibson a few questions as she gets acclimated to life at UNI.
What is your first impression of UNI?
What is your first priority on the job?
What do you think are the most important aspects of the Provost’s role at the university?
What role do you feel our faculty and staff have in advancing the academic pursuits of the university?
Faculty and staff play a very important role in advancing the academic pursuits of the university; they function as the heartbeat of the university. We all work diligently to contribute to the success of our students.
UNI has recently undergone an academic program assessment. How do you plan to get up to speed on this initiative?
If you could name three characteristics that describe yourself, what would they be?
Coming from warmer weather, what winter wonderland activities are you most looking forward to? And, the least?
Welcome Provost Gibson to the UNI family via e-mail at email@example.com.
Questions or comments? E-mail Patricia Woelber