Ralph W. Kuncl has been appointed to a second, five-year term as Provost and Executive Vice President of the University of Rochester. He has also been named the University’s Chief Research Officer. His appointment was recommended by University President Joel Seligman and has been approved by the University Board of Trustees.
“Ralph has been particularly outstanding in balancing three fundamental areas of responsibility,” Seligman said. “First, that of Senior Leader at the University with involvement on virtually every significant senior leadership team at the University, including those that address budget and 19 University-wide committees including Conflicts of Interest. Second, Chief Academic Officer, where, among other things, Ralph has had the lead oar in reviewing 102 tenure or promotion decisions, decanal reviews, and administering several awards and benefits programs, as well as his role with respect to our deans, libraries, faculty diversity, multidisciplinary initiatives, and celebration of our faculty and students through events, including the much lauded Celebration of the Book. Third, de facto Chief Research Officer, where Ralph has orchestrated the quite successful initiation of the Health Sciences Center for Computation Innovation, the Sponsored University Research Group, chairs the Technology Transfer Policy Committee and recently worked with the IT Steering Group in helping move us toward selection of a new cloud-based Financial Reporting System.”