Administration Building at Colorado State University

Search for Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Affairs

About the Search

Colorado State University seeks a strategic and creative leader to serve as Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Affairs. Housing many internationally-recognized and innovative interdisciplinary programs, CSU sets a national and global standard for public research universities in education, research, and engagement to prepare students to solve the great challenges of our time. The land-grant university of Colorado, CSU prioritizes its steadfast commitment to equity and inclusion. 

The Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Affairs will provide academic, strategic, and operational leadership for all initiatives supporting undergraduate education and campuswide student success. Reporting directly to the Provost and Executive Vice President, the VPDUA is CSU’s liaison to the Chief Academic Officer for Semester at Sea and supervises the Assistant Vice President for Student Success and the Executive Director of University Academic Advising & Advocacy (dual reports to the Vice President for Student Affairs), the Director of the University Honors Program, the Professor of Military Science (Army ROTC), and the Professor of Aerospace Studies (Air Force ROTC). This individual serves on the Provost’s Leadership Council, the President’s Executive Leadership Team, and the University Curriculum Committee (ex officio) and chairs the Committee of Associate Undergraduate Deans, the Special Course Fee Committee, and the Course Capacity Committee. 

Learn more about the Office of the Provost & Executive Vice President.

Campus Open Forums

The search committee will invite the campus community to participate in open forums and to provide feedback on the finalist candidates for the position of Vice Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Affairs. 

Search Timeline 

  • April 17 – Position posted
  • July 31 – Application deadline (full consideration)
  • Week of August 19 – Interview invitations to semifinalists
  • Week of August 26 – Semifinalist interviews (virtual)
  • Week of September 2 – Interview invitations to finalists
  • September 9-20 – Finalist interviews (on campus)

Search Committee


  • Steve Dandaneau – Associate Provost & Executive Director of the Association for Undergraduate Education at Research Universities, Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President

Committee Members

  • Shawn Bingham – Director, Honors Program
  • Gaye DiGregorio – Executive Director, University Academic Advising & Advocacy
  • Andrea Duffy – Assistant Vice Provost, Office of the Provost
  • Lisa Dysleski – Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs, College of Natural Sciences
  • Joe von Fischer – Professor, Department of Biology
  • Robert Gudmestad – Chair, Department of History
  • Aimee Jones – Director, Education Abroad
  • Katie Risheill – Associate Registrar, Office of the Registrar
  • Sybil Sharvelle – Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • Michelle Stanley – Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies, College of Liberal Arts
  • Rye Vigil – Assistant Vice President for Inclusive Excellence, Office for Inclusive Excellence

Equal Opportunity Coordinator

  • Sarah Blessinger – Senior Human Resources Business Partner, Human Resources


  • Tammy Prusha – Executive Assistant to the Provost, Office of the Provost


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About Colorado State University​

Colorado State University is one of the nation’s top public research universities and an institution on the rise. CSU is committed to inclusive excellence and to upholding our Principles of Community. In the last decade, CSU has produced record enrollment, built on all-time highs in student diversity and student success; record fundraising far outpacing ambitious goals; groundbreaking research driven by a highly productive faculty; a campus revitalized by a transformational building campaign; and, perhaps most important, an unrivaled learning environment where nine of 10 recent graduates say they would choose CSU again and rate their education as excellent. We also are extremely proud that CSU has been recognized repeatedly as being among the most sustainable higher education institutions in the world. In 2023 we earned our fourth consecutive Platinum rating in the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) and we were the first university to earn four and the first-ever institution to receive a Platinum rating. To learn more, visit