Laura Griner Hill joined the Office of the Provost in 2019 and serves as vice provost for faculty development and affairs.
Dr. Hill advises 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 assists 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. Dr. Hill sponsors and directs training and development activities for department chairs and school directors, manages a dean on-boarding program, directs New Faculty Orientation, directs activities that foster the professional development of faculty, and manages faculty awards and recognition programs. In addition, she advises the provost regarding faculty diversity and work-life initiatives. Dr. Hill also acts as a liaison between the provost and groups involved in faculty governance, and acts on other matters at the discretion of the faculty.