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Provost Jeffrey LegroOn July 1, 2017, Jeff Legro became the Executive Vice President and Provost at the University of Richmond. He is also a Professor of Political Science. 

As the chief academic officer, he is responsible for the academic mission of the University including the curriculum, research programs, academic budgets, and faculty development. He oversees the five schools, the divisions of student development, enrollment management, planning and policy, and departments of community initiatives, faculty development, international education, research, compliance, and integrity, student academic initiatives, the library, and the university registrar. 

Previously, Dr. Legro was the Vice Provost for Global Affairs and Taylor Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia. As Vice Provost, he led the creation of the Global Studies major, a global internship program, a new research center, UVA Global LLC, and a University office in China.  He served as chair of the Politics Department and was a co-founder and faculty associate of the Governing American in a Global Era Program at UVA’s Miller Center. He has chaired the American Political Science Association Task Force on U.S. Standing in the World and is the past president of the APSA’s International History and Politics section. He has also served as a consultant to governments and foundations. 

An expert on international affairs, Dr. Legro is the author of numerous books and articles, including Rethinking the World: Great Power Strategies and International Order. He co-edited Shaper Nations: Strategies for a Changing World, and Uncertain Times: American Foreign Policy after the Berlin Wall and 9/11 (2011).  He has researched and taught in China, Great Britain, Germany, and Russia, and in 2011 was a Fulbright-Nehru Scholar in New Delhi.

He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in Political Science from UCLA and his B.A. in Russian and Economics from Middlebury College. He is married to Reverend Janet Hatfield Legro and they have two daughters, Maddie and Meg.

Office of the Provost Roles and Responsibilities

Gina Flanagan, Executive Assistant to the EVP & Provost

Gina FlanaganGina Flanagan, Executive Assistant to the EVP and Provost

Gina provides administrative support for the Executive Vice President and Provost. She manages the Provost's scheduling and communications, provides administrative support to faculty committees and task forces, plans and coordinates faculty events, and manages the processes associated with selected annual award programs for
faculty and students.

Phone: (804) 287-6357

Dr. Sandra Joireman, Associate Provost for Faculty


Dr. Sandra Joireman, Associate Provost for Faculty
Weinstein Chair of International Studies and Professor
of Political Science

Phone: (804) 289-1757

  • Provides administrative leadership and support for faculty hiring, credentialing and advancement
  • Develops and leads faculty enrichment programs in teaching, research and leadership
  • Supports faculty diversity and initiatives to enhance an inclusive community
  • Oversees faculty awards and recognition
  • Primary liaison for research compliance (IRB, IACUC, Research Integrity Office)
  • Develops and monitors programs for faculty work/life balance

 Strategic Initiatives

  • Inclusive Pedagogy
  • Program on Academic Leadership
  • Teaching and Scholarship Initiative


  • Cultural Affairs Committee
  • Faculty Development Committee
  • Faculty Status and Faculty Credentials Committee
  • University Libraries Faculty Committee
Dr. Scott Johnson, Associate Provost for Student Academic Initiatives


Dr. Scott Johnson, Associate Provost for Student Academic Initiatives
Associate Professor of Communication Studies

Phone: (804) 287-6698



  • Faculty Oversight, Academic Advising Resource Center
  • Faculty Oversight, Living-Learning/Roadmap/Sophomore Scholars in Residence Programs
  • Support for Undergraduate Academic and Co-Curricular Initiatives (e.g., Scholars, SSIR, Summer Bridge, Student-Athletes, Debate, Mock Trial, First-Generation Students, Speech and Writing Centers, Roadmap)
  • Partnering with Student Development on New and Continuing Collaborative Programs
  • Disability Accommodation

Strategic Initiatives

  • Curriculum and Course Transformation Grants
  • Course Enhancement Grants
  • Student Retention
  • High-Impact Practices
  • First-Year Student Experience
  • Academic Advising/Mentoring Initiatives
  • Academic Affairs/Student Development Collaboration
  • Student Disability and Mental Health Initiatives


  • Academic Disabilities Accommodation Committee
  • Student Co-Curricular Academic Initiatives Committee
  • Undergraduate (Traditional) Student Academic Integrity Committee
  • Richmond Scholars Steering Committee
  • Threat Assessment Team
  • University Academic Program Committee 
Tim Vest, Director of Finance and Operations


Tim Vest, Director of Finance and Operations

Tim directs a broad portfolio of strategic, operational, and program management efforts across the Division of Academic Affairs. He also oversees the Division’s financial planning and reporting.

Phone: (804) 287-6021

Dan Durant, Budget Analyst


Dan Durant, Budget Analyst

Dan provides financial analysis for post-award external grants.

Phone: (804) 289-8477

Cindy Sharp, Project Administrator

Cindy Sharp, Project Administrator

Cindy provides program management to the Provost Office and administrative coordination for the First Year Seminars Program and Institutional Review Board.  

Phone: (804) 484-1604

Office of the Executive Vice President and Provost

Maryland Hall, Suite 202
110 UR Drive
University of Richmond, VA 23173 

Phone: (804) 289-8153
Fax: (804) 287-1296