UNCG Photo By Rebekah Kates
UNCG Photo By Rebekah Kates

On August 1, 2016, the Office of the Provost welcomes Dr. Kelly Burke in her new role as Vice Provost for Graduate Education.

Dr. Burke served as former Associate Dean of the School of Music, Theatre, and Dance and Professor of Clarinet. She has extensive experience with graduate education at UNCG. As a faculty member, she has taught in the Music graduate programs, chaired more than fifteen doctoral committees, and been involved with graduate curriculum reform. As Associate Dean of MTD, she has had responsibility for allocating graduate assistantships and for graduate enrollment growth planning.

Dr. Burke’s interest in leadership in graduate education goes back to her own time as a graduate student when she was the President of the Eastman School of Music Graduate Student Association. She combines strong administrative talents gained from her years of experience as Associate Dean and a Department Head with outstanding faculty accomplishments, including being the recipient of the UNC Board of Governors’ Teaching Excellence Award in 2004 and a nominee in 2009 for the UNCG Research Excellence Award. Most recently, she has led a group of faculty engaged in an important new initiative in partnership with the Educational Advisory Board, the Institutional Scorecard Initiative. When complete, this project will provide important enrollment capacity and student demand data to inform academic decision-making. Dr. Burke also served as Chair of the Faculty Credentialing Committee for the last SACSCOC review.

In addition to assuming oversight of the Graduate School, as Vice Provost, she will also work on other Academic Affairs projects and initiatives as time permits.

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Burke and welcoming her to her new role.

(Adapted from the April 26, 2016 Campus Weekly — Message from Provost Dunn)