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About the Executive Vice President and Provost

Provost Jeffrey Legro

Jeff Legro is 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, student academic initiatives, and the library.

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 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.  He has researched and taught in China, Great Britain, Germany, Russia, and India.

Office of the EVP and Provost Staff

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 for initiatives, the University Faculty Senate, and Senate committees.  Gina also plans and coordinates faculty events, and coordinates the processes associated with faculty tenure and promotion. 

Phone: (804) 287-6357

Dr. Linda Boland, Associate Provost for Faculty

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Dr. Linda Boland, Associate Provost for Faculty
Professor of Biology
Phone: (804) 289-8571

  • Provides administrative leadership and support for faculty hiring, credentialing and advancement. Leads new faculty orientation.
  • Develops and leads faculty enrichment programs in teaching, research and leadership.
  • Provides oversight of the Teaching and Scholarship Hub.
  • Supports faculty diversity and initiatives to enhance an inclusive community
  • Oversees faculty awards and recognition.
  • Primary liaison for research compliance (IRB, IACUC, Biosafety, Research Integrity Office).
  • Monitors and proposes measures to enhance faculty work/life balance.

    Strategic Initiatives
    • Inclusive Pedagogy
    • Mid-Career Faculty Advancement
    • Teaching and Scholarship Initiative
    • Program on Academic Leadership


    • Cultural Affairs Committee
    • Faculty Awards Selection Committee
    • Faculty Development Committee
    • Faculty Status and Faculty Credentials Committee
    • University Libraries Faculty Committee
Dr. Carol Parish, Associate Provost for Academic Integration

Dr. Carol Parish

Dr. Carol Parish, Associate Provost for Academic Integration
Floyd D. and Elisabeth S. Gottwald Chair and Professor of Chemistry

Phone: (804) 484-1548


  • Responsible for integrating the academic experience across the curriculum, among schools and in co-curricular affairs
  • Provides administrative leadership and support for undergraduate student initiatives and high impact practices
  • Supporting interdisciplinary programs across schools
  • Supporting the Academic Advising Resource Center
  • Supporting the Living-Learning, Roadmap and Sophomore Scholars in Residence programs
  • Supporting the Office of Sustainability
  • Supporting the Speech and Writing Centers

 Strategic Initiatives

  • Academic Integration; Linking High Impact practices
  • Academic Program Review
  • Strengthening and Building Academic programs
  • Creativity-Innovation-Entrepreneurship (CIE)
  • Data Science and Data Analytics


  • General Education Curriculum Improvement Committee (GECIC)
  • University Academic Program Committee (UAPC)
  • Information Technology Governance Steering Committee (ITGSC)
Tim Vest, Sr. Director of Finance and Operations


Tim Vest, Sr. Director of Finance and Operations

Tim oversees financial planning & reporting for areas reporting to the Executive Vice President & Provost.  He also directs a broad portfolio of strategic, operational, and program management efforts across the Division of Academic Affairs.

Phone: (804) 287-6021

Project Specialist- Vacant

The Project Specialist provides administrative support to the Associate Provosts and manages Provost Office events and initiatives.

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