UNLV Sr. Vice Provost Carl Reiber named Provost at Georgia Southern University
Dr. Carl Reiber, Senior Vice Provost, is leaving UNLV, and has accepted the position of Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Georgia Southern University, effective July 1, 2018.
Georgia Southern launched a national search for the position late last year, and Carl emerged in January as the leading candidate in part due to his breadth of academic and administrative experience, his research acumen and a strategic, inclusive vision for public higher education that we’ve benefitted from at UNLV during his 25 years on campus.
A key part of our academic leadership team the past seven years, Carl was instrumental in the creation of UNLV’s general education curriculum and a campus-wide strategic academic success plan focused on strengthening retention, progression, and completion efforts. He was a guiding force in the 2017 opening of The Intersection, an academic multicultural center in the heart of campus, and developed and implemented the Math Learning Center.
Carl has successfully managed numerous statewide grants and coordinated a collective effort that earned substantial funding from the National Institutes of Health through its IDeA Networks of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) and Clinical and Translational Research - Integrative Network (CTR-IN). His leadership on these grants, and with the National Science Foundation’s EPSCoR program, has resulted in development of biomedical research and education programs across the state, and it has advanced regional research partnerships focused on advancing human health.
A professor in the School of Life Sciences, Carl was Chair and founding Director as the unit transitioned from department to school in 2006, and he served as Associate Dean for the College of Sciences from 2007 to 2010. His research focuses on how the cardio-respiratory systems of invertebrate animals respond and/or adapt to environmental stress, from larger organ-system levels down to the organism’s cellular and molecular function. He’s authored dozens of publications, book chapters, and was co-author of a book on developmental physiology. Through his work as both an expert and advocate for science and its role in education, Carl was asked to serve on the Governor's Committee for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
We are grateful to Carl for his years of service as a faculty member, administrator, and mentor to countless students and young professionals. His relationships and knowledge of the university and community have advanced numerous K-12, community, and regional partnerships, and have been critical to our growth as a university.
Carl will be greatly missed on campus, and we wish him well as he embarks on the next step in his academic career.