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Akron's new executive vice president and provost
John Wiencek, Ph.D., an accomplished chemical and biochemical engineer, experienced academic administrator, and Northeast Ohio native, is UA's new executive vice president and provost.
“I am extremely pleased to have someone with such a strong background join the UA leadership team,” said President Gary L. Miller. “Dr. Wiencek’s tenure as a provost, combined with his experience as a dean of engineering, will allow him to easily connect with faculty and help us quickly move forward with academic strategic planning. This is a critical time for the University and his skillset is an excellent match for the work we have before us. We are very fortunate to have such an experienced leader join the University at this time.”