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Michael Licari named interim executive vice president and provost at UNI

July 15, 2014
Contact: 

Bill Ruud, UNI president, 319-273-2566, bill.ruud@uni.edu

Lindsay Cunningham, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728, lindsay.cunningham@uni.edu

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – Michael Licari has been named interim executive vice president and provost at the University of Northern Iowa. He assumed his new responsibilities on July 1.

Licari came to UNI in 2001 after starting his career at the State University of New York in Binghamton, N.Y. He has served in a variety of leadership roles on campus, including a year as chair of the Faculty Senate, department head of political science, and most recently as associate provost and dean of the Graduate College.

April Chatham-Carpenter will serve as interim associate provost for academic affairs and interim dean of the Graduate College until a new provost is named. She also assumed her new responsibilities July 1.

Chatham-Carpenter received her bachelor's degree in speech communication from the University of Central Arkansas, and her master's and Ph.D. in communication from the University of Oklahoma. In addition to teaching communication studies at UNI for the past 22 years, she has been serving as an administrative fellow in the provost's office for the past 2.5 years.

A comprehensive search for the new executive vice president and provost will be conducted during the 2014-15 school year.