I am pleased to share that Ozlem Kilic, associate dean for academic and student affairs and professor of electrical engineering in the Tickle College of Engineering, has agreed to serve as interim vice provost for academic affairs.
In her current role, Dr. Kilic oversees a variety of programs, including undergraduate and graduate curricula, Engineering Fundamentals, scholarship and fellowship programs, and the college offices responsible for study abroad, advising, student success, outreach, recruiting, retention, and workforce development. She also co-supervises the Heath Integrated Business and Engineering program in partnership with the Haslam College of Business.
Dr. Kilic has led multiple initiatives designed to enhance student recruitment and retention, such as the establishment of Student Success and Women in Engineering offices in engineering. She was also instrumental in the launch of the interdisciplinary data science minor — a collaboration among the Tickle College of Engineering; College of Arts and Sciences; Haslam College of Business; College of Communication and Information; Herbert College of Agriculture; College of Education, Health and Human Sciences; College of Architecture and Design; College of Nursing; and the College of Social Work — and serves as its executive director.
Prior to coming to UT, Dr. Kilic was a professor and served as the associate dean of engineering at the Catholic University of America. She has also worked as an electronics engineer at the U.S. Army Research Laboratory where she managed Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Programs, and as a program manager at Lockheed Martin Global Telecommunications.
Dr. Kilic’s interim appointment will begin November 1.
Please join me in congratulating Ozlem on her new role. She will bring invaluable leadership to the Office of the Provost, and I am excited about the work she will do to serve our students and faculty.
Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor