University of Washington Provost
Gerald “Jerry” Baldasty has been named UW provost and executive vice president. In a May 20 email to UW faculty and staff, President Ana Mari Cauce announced that Baldasty had “accepted the position of provost and executive vice president, a role he has filled on an interim basis for the past 14 months with dedication and distinction.”
The appointment is for no more than a three-year term, effective June 1, 2016, and contingent on approval by the Board of Regents.
In February, President Cauce asked an 11-member advisory committee to advise her on whether to appoint Baldasty to the position. Based on his leadership as interim provost and in consultation with UW constituencies, the committee forwarded his name as the preferred candidate and on April 26 he participated in an open forum with the UW community.
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