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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

VP Levine assumes executive leadership of ESUP as Dean Elde retires

On July 1, Dr. Allen Levine, Interim Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs, became chair of ESUP's Executive Oversight Committee (EOC). Levine takes over for Dean Robert Elde of the College of Biological Sciences, who is retiring from the University after 37 years of service. 

Dr. Allen Levine
President Kaler recognized the importance of this transition.  "I'd like to thank Dean Elde for his years of service to the University and his leadership on this challenging initiative,” said President Kaler, “I am pleased Vice Provost Levine has agreed to step up, provide continuity, and lead this important effort to improve our operations." 

In addition to the Chair, the Executive Oversight Committee includes the leaders of the functional areas directly impacted by ESUP: Vice President Kathy Brown (Human Resources), Vice Provost Bob McMaster (Student), Vice President Richard Pfutzenreuter (Finance) and Vice President Scott Studham (Information Technology). Over the course of the program, the EOC has always been chaired by a senior academic leader who is charged with maintaining an independent, enterprise-wide perspective. Dr Levine will continue to ensure ESUP serves the academic endeavor at the core of the University’s mission.

Vice Provost Levine has years of experience as a senior academic leader, serving as the Dean of the College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences from 2006-2013. “I am looking forward to providing leadership over this critical program,” Levine said. “A successful upgrade is important to the entire University. We need solid systems and consistent business practices to position ourselves for the future.”

If you have questions for Dr. Levine or for ESUP, please email esup@umn.edu.

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