Kansas University has announced a reorganization that will abolish the Office of the Vice Provost for Student Success and will align that office’s functions under four new vice provost positions.
Gavin Young, a KU spokesman, said no one would be laid off with the new changes.
Marlesa Roney, who had been serving as vice provost for student success making $186,000, will become a professor of practice in the School of Education. Her position will not be replaced.
At least three other positions will be unfilled as a result of the changes: an associate vice provost for academic and student life, an assistant vice provost position and the business manager for the provost’s office.
The four new vice provost positions are: a vice provost for student affairs, a vice provost for enrollment management, a vice provost for diversity and equity, and a future vice provost for undergraduate education. Fred Rodriguez already has been named as vice provost for diversity and equity.
Several leadership changes have been announced:
• Matt Melvin, who had been working as an associate vice provost, will become the new vice provost for enrollment management. His salary will increase from $152,000 to $175,000.
• Kathryn Nemeth Tuttle, who had been an assistant vice provost, will become a special adviser to the provost, joining Chris Haufler. Her salary will increase from $88,889 to $130,000. Those two positions will eventually be replaced by a vice provost for undergraduate education, which Young said could happen a year from now.
• Tammara Durham, who had been an associate vice provost, will serve as interim vice provost for student affairs. A search to find a permanent replacement will occur later. Her salary will increase from $112,000 to $130,000.
Young said no one else would receive a salary increase based on the reorganizations announced Friday.