Bramley Officially Appointed Provost

The Committee of the Whole of the UVM Board of Trustees voted unanimously today to approve the appointment of John Bramley to the position of senior vice president and provost.

This appointment was recommended to the board by UVM President Daniel Mark Fogel. “John Bramley has done outstanding work as interim provost and has proven his extensive talents and immense value to this institution time and time again,” Fogel said.

“After consultation with the Faculty Senate Executive Council and with the deans, and with the approval of the Board of Trustees, I have decided to regularize his appointment as senior vice president and provost.”

Fogel indicated that within his administration the provost will be unambiguously the second in command, representing him in his absence, and serving not only as chief academic officer but also as chief operating officer, with direct authority over the internal operating budget and space allocation.

“Because of my own career-long commitment to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and open search processes, I only determined to make this direct appointment after weighing with great care the cost of not conducting a search against the benefits of stability and continuity,” Fogel stated.

“I concluded that the latter far outweighed the former, particularly when augmented by the additional benefit – for a campus that has just transitioned to an externally appointed president – of having a provost who has been deeply immersed for many years in the life of the institution.

“John is, and will continue to be, a superb chief academic officer for UVM. He has my complete confidence and support.”

“As interim provost, John Bramley proved to be a most dedicated and effective academic leader,” added Dean Maglaris, chair of the board.

“He has earned the trust and respect of the board, and is the right person to drive UVM’s efforts to sustain and strengthen our strong academic reputation. We’re fortunate that he will be serving in this key leadership role.”

Bramley has been a UVM faculty member since 1990 and served as a department chair, chair of the Faculty Senate, and dean prior to being appointed interim provost.

Bramley said of his appointment, “I am very gratified by the confidence shown in me by the Board of Trustees and the president, and I intend to do my utmost to live up to their trust and high expectations.”

Further administrative restructuring is being finalized and will include a number of national searches. A comprehensive articulation of President Fogel’s organizational structure is expected early next week.

-Staff Report