Announcing Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs

Jun 27 2018

To the faculty:

I am so pleased to announce that the new Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs has been named: Maïté Brandt-Pearce, who is currently professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the School of Engineering and Applied Science. On her watch, Engineering has seen significant enrollment increases in the PhD program, increases in diversity in the undergraduate program, and a proliferation of high-profile research and entrepreneurship success stories.

Maïté already has valuable experience in the area of faculty affairs in the School, including promotion and tenure, policy review, and more; but it is her dedication to a positive and supportive culture that makes her a terrific choice for vice provost. She led the highly collaborative, School-wide Focus for Excellence Initiative that resulted in Engineering’s new mission, vision and core values. She spearheaded Engineering’s staff culture engagement group, emphasizing career development and advancement.  She takes pride in supporting her graduate students’ academic and personal growth, and she maintains a robust research agenda (you can read more about her research on her web page).

My thanks to the committee: Peter Brunjes, Adelaide King, Francesca Fiorani, Sue Pollart, Catherine Spear, Kelley Stuck, Joanna Williams, and particularly search chair Mimi Riley. I am grateful for the committee’s hard work and dedication to finding the best candidate, and for the help the Executive Search Group provided to them. 

I am thrilled that Maïté is willing to share with all of UVA the talents she has demonstrated so capably in Engineering. Please extend your congratulations to her when you get a chance.

Best, 
 
Tom Katsouleas
Executive Vice President & Provost