Dr. Mitzi M. Montoya, provost and executive vice president, is pleased to introduce Dr. Laura Griner Hill as the University’s vice provost for faculty development and affairs.
In her new role, Hill will advise the provost, deans, chancellors, vice chancellors for academic affairs, department chairs, and school directors on system-wide policy and procedural matters related to faculty, and on personnel issues related to individual faculty members as they arise. She will assist with planning matters related to the faculty and advise the provost on promotion and tenure decisions, annual reviews, third-year intensive reviews, and professional leave decisions. Hill will sponsor and direct training and development activities for department chairs and school directors, create and manage a dean onboarding program, direct New Faculty Orientation, direct activities that foster the professional development of faculty, and manage faculty awards and recognition programs. In addition, she will advise the provost regarding faculty diversity and work-life initiatives. Hill will also act as a liaison between the provost and groups involved in faculty governance, and act on other matters at the discretion of the faculty.
Hill joins the Office of the Provost after serving as a professor of Human Development, and chair in the Department of Human Development at WSU. As a prevention researcher, Hill studies risk and protective factors for substance use in adolescents and young adults; parent-child relationships during young adulthood; and translational research on the implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of prevention programming in real-world settings.
Laura Griner Hill will assume the position of vice provost for faculty development and affairs effective October 1, 2019.