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Dean Rice Named UMD Senior Vice President and Provost

Jennifer King Rice

The College of Education’s Dean Jennifer King Rice has been named senior vice president and provost of the University of Maryland. Dean Rice, who has led COE since 2017, will take over as second-ranking officer at the university effective July 1.

Alongside President Darryll J. Pines, Dean Rice will work to further the university’s mission of academic excellence, while supporting social justice, cultural diversity, and resource conservation and economic opportunity at the university.

“It is an honor to be selected as provost at the University of Maryland, a place and community that I love and am proud to serve,” Dean Rice told Maryland Today. “With our president’s overarching commitment to excellence in all that we do, we are seizing a moment of great potential to contribute to our state and broader society in new and innovative ways. I look forward to partnering with stellar academic colleagues and administrators to cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone has the opportunity to fully participate and succeed.”

Congratulations Dean Rice!