Associate Vice Provost joins President Hart's staff
Incoming Temple University President Ann Weaver Hart has named Vicki Lewis McGarvey, currently the associate vice provost, to be special assistant to the president for academic affairs.
In her new role, McGarvey will advise President Hart on all academic matters, serve as liaison with the provost’s office and oversee searches for high-level academic appointments, among other responsibilities. McGarvey begins her work in the president’s office on July 1.
“Vicki McGarvey’s scholarship, her administrative experiences at three universities, her strong strategic thinking capabilities and her exceptional interpersonal skills are a perfect fit for assuming these important responsibilities,” Hart said. “I am delighted that she will be joining my staff.”
“I am excited by this opportunity to work closely with President Hart while continuing my relationship with the provost’s office, Temple’s deans and other academic leaders,” McGarvey said. “Temple’s academic stature is on the rise and I am looking forward to helping President Hart make us an even stronger University.”
In her new position, McGarvey will play a lead role in planning new academic programs and evaluating existing programs, and she will collaborate with administrative units, such as admissions, research and development, whose work influences Temple’s academic quality. She also will monitor accreditation activities and advise President Hart on issues pertaining to faculty recruitment, appointment, promotion and tenure.
McGarvey joined Temple as associate vice provost in 2001. In that role, she served as staff to the Council of Deans, coordinated the approval of academic programs for the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees and managed the recruitment of new deans. She previously held positions in scientific, financial and research administration in the medical schools at the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Pennsylvania. She also served as the administrative and financial officer for the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Work.
McGarvey holds a B.A. in natural sciences and an M.B.A. from the Johns Hopkins University and an Ed.D. in higher education administration from the University of Pennsylvania.