Henrichs Named Dean of UAF Graduate School and Vice Provost for Instructional Affairs
Submitted by Carla Browning
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Susan Henrichs, professor with the University of Alaska Fairbanks Institute of Marine Science, has been named to the newly created post of dean of the Graduate School and vice provost for instructional affairs. Henrichs will provide an institution-wide perspective for all UAF graduate programs, ensure consistency in the application of degree requirements and procedures, provide final thesis approval, serve as academic dean for interdisciplinary graduate students and ensure that all of UAF's instructional programs are regularly assessed for their effectiveness.
"The position has been redefined to reflect our commitments to both graduate education and the high quality of all our academic programs," said Provost Paul Reichardt. "Susan's vast experience in areas of undergraduate and graduate education, research and university service make her the right choice for the position."
The provost, vice provost for research and the vice provost for instructional affairs share the responsibility for oversight of all UAF's instructional and research programs. Henrichs has been with UAF for 21 years and has been a professor since 1994. She has served for more than a decade as the department head in the graduate program in marine sciences and limnology, one of UAF's largest graduate programs. She has chaired the interdisciplinary Ph.D. steering committee and for the past two years has served on program review committees examining the quality and productivity of UAF's degree programs.
"My experience at UAF has made me familiar with the many excellent academic and research opportunities we offer to students, and helps me identify areas that have strong potential for development," said Henrichs. Henrichs was born and raised in Anchorage and graduated from West High School in 1971. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Washington in 1975 and her Ph.D. from Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution–Massachusetts Institute of Technology joint program in 1980.
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