Top Administrator Allred Will Be Provost at Richmond

Stephen Allred ’74, executive associate provost and a professor of public law and government at the UNC, has been named provost and vice president for academic affairs at the University of Richmond.

Allred has worked as a member of UNC’s academic leadership team since 2001, when he was appointed associate provost for academic initiatives. He oversees the appointment and promotion and tenure processes; directs the targeted faculty, spousal hiring and faculty retention programs; and coordinates senior academic searches and reviews.

Allred will begin work at Richmond on July 1.

“A prize-winning teacher, author and public servant as well as a seasoned academic leader, Steve will help us sustain the momentum UR clearly enjoys,” said Richmond President Edward L. Ayers. “Experienced in building diversity and connections to the community, Steve brings crucial skills to the work of our leadership team.”

A teacher and scholar of issues related to employment law, Allred holds multiple advanced degrees. He earned his bachelor of arts degree in political science and a master’s of public administration from UNC. After nine years in labor relations work for the Environmental Protection Agency, the Defense Mapping Agency and the U.S. Office of Personnel Management, he received his law degree from The Catholic University of America. He also holds a doctor of education degree from the University of Pennsylvania.

Allred’s academic awards include the Albert and Gladys Hall Coates Distinguished Teaching Award and the Distinguished Public Service Award from the University’s Master of Public Administration Program.

Allred’s 1992 book, Employment Law, was published in expanded second and third editions in 1995 and 1999. His study, “Local Government Employment Law in North Carolina,” was published in 1990. He has contributed chapters on various aspects of employment law to nine other books. Allred has published more than 65 articles in scholarly and professional journals.

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