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The Office of Academic Affairs, through its senior vice president, has primary responsibility for setting the academic focus for the University of Utah and directing and enhancing its mission, both at the undergraduate and graduate/professional levels. The office guides academic and long-range institutional planning, with oversight of academic faculty and staff, budget planning, enrollment management, information resources, and student admissions and retention.

The senior vice president of academic affairs—a position known as a provost at other universities—reports directly to the president as a member of the executive leadership team and actively participates in setting the strategic direction while aligning academic and budget priorities.

SVPAA Dan REED


Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dan Reed is a first-generation college graduate and computer scientist. Learn about his University of Utah initiatives to improve access for students; support exceptional faculty researchers and teachers; and create a fair and equitable society.

Red, White and U: SVPAA Dan Reed Welcomes Incoming Students

Dan Reed, senior vice president for Academic Affairs, has a message for the incoming Class of 2025: Imagine U! The University of Utah provides an exceptional education. You have the power to shape your college experience. Meet new people. Find a mentor. Explore new opportunities. The world awaits!

Key Initiatives


FAIR & EQUITABLE SOCIETY

The University of Utah has tremendous capacity to leverage education and training; research and scholarship; and engagement and outreach, to address local, national, and global challenges that disproportionately impact disadvantaged communities.

This initiative is meant to shift the University of Utah’s “business” model, looking both internally and externally to disrupt barriers between disciplines and social groups, reward impactful collaborations, and establish the university as an indispensable community partner in ambitious and visionary programs that move us continuously toward a more fair and equitable society.

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STUDENT SUCCESS

Incoming first year and transfer students: may apply through the UofU general admissions application (only Summer or Fall entry submissions accepted). Upload essays via the U application. Applicants who submit completed applications, pay application fees, and submit transcripts and test scores to the University Office of Admissions will be reviewed by the Honors College. For freshman students to be considered for the Honors College priority date, students must submit a complete application (including transcripts and applicable test scores) to the University by the priority deadline.

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EDUCATION INNOVATIONS

The University of Utah is focused on innovating and testing new learning models to help Utahns reskill, upskill, and engage with the U in new ways. We are diversifying pathways to student success through building alternative credential options, increasing online offerings, developing roadmaps to completion, and building strategic partnerships with employers and the community. Flexible options under development include certificates, credentials, and condensed master’s degree programs that will uphold our responsibility to educate, ensure the success of a diverse student population, and respond to the economic needs of our state.

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DIVERSITY & INCLUSION

The Academic Affairs Office is dedicated to making the University of Utah a more welcoming and inclusive environment for students, faculty and staff from under-represented and minority communities. Join us as we work together as One U!

Social Justice Initiatives Faculty Support

FACULTY SUCCESS

As a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), the University of Utah is at the forefront of scientific inquiry and educational excellence. Our faculty are an essential part of the university’s continued effort to advance society through academic achievement, technological innovation and selfless service. The Academic Affairs Office works to promote this work through several initiatives.

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UTAH INFORMATICS INITIATIVE (UI2)

In 2019, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Dan Reed established the University of Utah Informatics Initiative (UI2) to build on the institution’s existing educational, research and workforce development strengths. UI2 makes the U the University for Utah when it comes to data-driven science and engineering research; educational innovation in certificate and degree development; and technology preparedness.

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Academic Leadership Team


Dan Reed

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

Mark Winter

ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR BUDGET

Martha Bradley

SR. ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS

Steve Robinson

SR. ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT

Sarah Pojansky

ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR FACULTY

Laura Marks

CHIEF OF STAFF

Sr. Vice President Reed’s News & Events


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