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Maryland Hall, Suite 202
28 Westhampton Way
University of Richmond, VA 23173

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

Roles and Responsibilities

Dr. Jeffrey W. Legro, Executive Vice President and Provost


Dr. Jeffrey W. Legro, Executive Vice President and Provost

Phone: (804) 289-8153

Jeff Legro became the executive vice president and provost at the University of Richmond on July 1, 2017. He is also a professor of political science. As the chief academic officer, Jeff 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. Read his full bio

Dr. Lázaro Lima, Associate Provost for Faculty


Dr. Lázaro Lima, Associate Provost for Faculty
E. Claiborne Robins Distinguished Chair in the Liberal Arts
Professor of Latin American, Latino and Iberian Studies
and Professor of American Studies

Phone: (804) 484-1641



  • Supports and coordinates the recruitment and retention of an exceptional and diverse faculty body across five schools
  • Supports and coordinates cross-school faculty credentialing and academic accreditation standards
  • Supports and coordinates SACSCOC reaffirmation process and related IPEDS reporting
  • Supports meaningful cross-school data-driven equity initiatives
  • Supports equitable cross-school promotion standards across faculty ranks
  • Supports robust cross-school self-governance structures
  • Supports cross-school diversity briefings to discuss best practices for open and inclusive searches
  • Supports cross-school search committees and/or candidates before, during and/or after the search process
  • Coordinates the development, administration and analysis of faculty surveys, including the COACHE faculty Survey

Strategic Initiatives

  • Faculty and Professional Development for Teaching
  • Faculty and Staff Intellectual Community
  • Faculty Learning Communities
  • Supporting the Humanities Initiative
  • Cross-school Diversity Initiatives
  • Cross-school Faculty Mentoring and Advising


  • American Studies Program Steering Committee
  • Cultural Affairs Committee
  • Faculty Development Committee
  • Faculty Status and Faculty Credentials Committee
  • University Libraries Faculty Committee
  • Women Gender and Sexuality Studies Advisory Board
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

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