KU announces new vice provost of graduate studies

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Jennifer Roberts

Jennifer Roberts, chair of the geology department at the University of Kansas, will soon become the university’s new vice provost of graduate studies, interim provost Carl Lejuez announced in an email on Tuesday.

Roberts, who joined the KU faculty in 2001, was a member of KU’s 2012-2013 cohort of senior administrative fellows and won the Professional Excellence Award from the Association for Women Geoscientists in 2019.

“Incoming Provost Barbara Bichelmeyer and I are excited about the energy Prof. Roberts will bring to the Office of Graduate Studies as well as the ideas she has to advance Graduate Studies at KU and support our graduate students,” Lejuez wrote.

Roberts will begin her role the first week of February.

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