John Frederick
From left are Ricardo Romo and John Frederick
(Photo by Mark McClendon)

John Frederick begins duties as UTSA provost

By Tim Brownlee
Assistant Director of Public Affairs

(Feb. 19, 2008)--John Frederick began his duties yesterday as UTSA provost and vice president for academic affairs. President Ricardo Romo selected Frederick in December from three finalists after a nationwide search netted 71 candidates for the position. Frederick succeeds Julius Gribou, who served since May as interim provost and vice president for academic affairs.

A native of San Antonio and 1976 graduate of Jefferson High School, Frederick comes to UTSA from the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges (NASULGC), where he was a senior fellow.

He served as executive vice president and provost at the University of Nevada, Reno from 2001 to 2007. At NASULGC, he helped implement the Science and Mathematics Teacher Imperative, a national effort to enhance the quality and production of math and science teachers at the middle and secondary school levels.

The UTSA provost, who reports to the president, is responsible for academic leadership in ensuring curricula, teaching and research of superior quality; working with Faculty Senate on matters of general welfare for the university; building and overseeing the university budget; advising the president on plans, policies and operations; and representing the university in the president's absence at state and regional organizations.

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