Provost Rex RamsierDr. Rex Ramsier

Senior Vice President and Provost

Dr. Rex Ramsier was named senior vice president and provost by the Board of Trustees on Oct. 19, 2016. He began serving as interim senior vice president and provost on Jan. 1, 2016, in addition to his roles as senior vice provost and Higher Learning Commission (HLC) liaison.  He is also a professor of physics.

As UA's top academic officer, Ramsier works with administrators, faculty and staff to strengthen academics across campus and increase student success (see Office of Academic Affairs Oversight).

Throughout his UA career, Ramsier has served in a number of positions, including vice provost for academic programs and operations; associate provost for academic policies, procedures and reviews; interim dean of the Graduate School, interim dean of the College of Applied Science and Technology, and director of the Institute for Teaching and Learning.

Ramsier graduated summa cum laude from The University of Akron with a B.S. in physics. He earned a M.S. in physics from UA and a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Pittsburgh. After earning his Ph.D., Ramsier was a senior scientist in Stress Corrosion Cracking and Advanced Energy Conversion at Westinghouse Electric Corporation's Bettis Atomic Power Laboratory, before joining the UA faculty in 1996.

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