Sept. 1, 2021
Terry Rhodes ’78, dean of UNC’s College of Arts & Sciences, will retire at the end of the academic year after a 34-year career at Carolina. Rhodes has been dean of the college since March...Read More
Aug. 27, 2021
Joseph Jordan has been named UNC’s vice provost for academic and community engagement, Provost Robert A. Blouin announced Thursday in an email to the campus community. “Joseph was appointed interim vice provost in January 2020...Read More
Ronald Strauss, a member of the dental school faculty for 34 years, will be the new executive associate provost.
Strauss, whose research has delved into how health problems affect society – including dental health and HIV/AIDS – has worked in the dental ecology department, the medical school’s social medicine department and the epidemiology department in the School of Public Health.
He will move to South Building as of Sept. 1 as a top aide to Provost Bernadette Gray-Little, where he also will work with deans to advance UNC academics.
Strauss succeeds Steve Allred ’74, who became provost at the University of Richmond on July 1. Officials said the search for Allred’s successor was kept within the University to ensure a high level of institutional knowledge.
Strauss earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from Queens College, his doctorate in dentistry from the University of Pennsylvania, and a subsequent master’s and doctorate in sociology, also from Pennsylvania.
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