Dear UNI Family,
I am excited to announce that Jim Wohlpart has been named provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at the University of Northern Iowa, pending official approval by the Board of Regents, State of Iowa. Jim is currently dean of Undergraduate Studies and professor of English at Florida Gulf Coast University. He will assume his new duties at UNI on May 31.
Jim has an extensive background in academic leadership. He has engaged and advanced student success and academic excellence through developing special skills, knowledge and ability at Florida Gulf Coast University. I am excited that he will be bringing those skills and expertise to the University of Northern Iowa.
Jim earned his Ph.D. in English and B.A. in English and philosophy from the University of Tennessee. He earned an M.A. in English from Colorado State University. During his 21 years at Florida Gulf Coast University, Jim held the positions of chair of the Division of Humanities and Arts and associate dean for planning and assessment in the College of Arts and Sciences. He participated in the development of the Liberal Studies degree and the Interdisciplinary Core, and he was instrumental in developing the First Year and Transition Experience.
Please join me in welcoming Jim to the University of Northern Iowa!