Radford University announces selection for AVP of High Impact Practices


Jeanne Mekolichick

Radford University Professor of Sociology Jeanne Mekolichick has been named Assistant Vice Provost (AVP) of High Impact Practices (HIP).

Mekolichick has served as the founding and interim AVP for High Impact Practices since August 2014. Her permanent selection was announced July 31 by Joseph Scartelli, interim provost and vice president for Academic Affairs, following a national search for the position.

"Dr. Mekolichick has done and will continue to do wonderful things in regard to student engagement," Scartelli said. "Under her careful leadership, Radford University has already enhanced its reputation in the important area of high-impact learning experiences, which directly contribute to improved student retention and learning outcomes.  I am looking forward to Jeanne's leadership in these important programs that benefit our students."

As AVP, Mekolichick will be responsible for HIP initiatives that will engage students and faculty, develop meaningful partnerships, provide transformative leadership, oversight and direction for the Honors Academy, International Education Center, Scholar-Citizen Initiative, Learning Communities and the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship.

While at Radford University, Mekolichick has also served as chair of the Department of Sociology, founding director of the Center for Social and Cultural Research, interim director of the International Education Center and director of the Interdisciplinary Studies in Liberal Arts program. She also currently serves as chair of the Social Science Division on the Council of Undergraduate Research, Washington, D.C.

Mekolichick earned her B.A. (summa cum laude), M.A. and Ph.D. in Sociology from Kent State University, and is a 2013 graduate of the Harvard University Graduate School of Education Management Development Program.

Aug 5, 2015