Sue Day-Perroots, currently associate vice president for academic innovation at West Virginia University, has been named associate provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs and dean of the University College effective Aug. 1, Provost Joyce McConnell announced today (June 24).

She succeeds Elizabeth A. Dooley, who is leaving the post at the end of July to join the University of Central Florida as vice provost for the Division of Teaching and Learning and dean of the College of Undergraduate Studies.

“I am thrilled that Dr. Day-Perroots has agreed to take on this critical role,” McConnell said. “Engaging undergraduate students in high-caliber academic programming, while also helping them navigate college life, is the very core of our mission. I can think of no one better suited than Sue to help us continue to provide an exceptional college experience to our undergraduate students.”

McConnell also spoke highly of Dooley. “Dr. Dooley’s passion for student success has been the hallmark of every phase of her teaching and administrative career,” she said, “and I know she will enrich the UCF academic community with her vision and her commitment to students.”

As associate provost of undergraduate academic affairs, Day-Perroots will be responsible for providing leadership to the University’s undergraduate academic programs and modes of instruction; leading the institution’s student learning outcomes assessment; leading the development and implementation of student retention efforts; overseeing the Board of Governor’s program reviews; and supervising the Center for Service and Learning and military science and aerospace studies. She will also oversee the annual Higher Education Policy Commission compact and be the lead and contact person for the Carnegie Elective Classification for Community Engagement Initiative.

Day-Perroots has been at WVU since 1978, when she joined the College of Education and Human Services faculty as a lecturer and coordinated student teacher field placements. In 1988, she was awarded one of seven Annenberg/Corporation for Public Broadcasting grants that launched Bridging the Gap, a statewide program of undergraduate courses. In 2001, she was appointed the dean of extended learning, which encompassed both academic outreach from on-campus programs and online programming, and in 2013 was named associate vice president for academic innovation, a new role that acknowledged and accounted for the tremendous expansion of the university’s online programming (including massive open online courses) and K-12 educational outreach within the state.

Dooley leaves WVU after 24 years. As vice provost at UCF, she will oversee interdisciplinary studies and innovative new academic programs and the faculty center for teaching and learning. She will also work closely with UCF’s involvement in academia consortia and alliances, including the university innovation alliance and the Florida Consortium of Metropolitan Research Universities. As dean, she will oversee new opportunities for distinctive interdisciplinary research and teaching. The newly named college will also award degrees – previously they were awarded by an office.

“Dr. Dooley has laid a strong foundation for student success,” Day-Perroots said. “I am excited to build on that foundation through increased collaboration and communication with our colleges. Our collective goal is to advance undergraduate programming and advising at WVU.”



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