Dr. Kimberly van Noort, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the College of Liberal Arts, has accepted the position of Associate Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies and Director of University College, effective May 1.
Van Noort, who is also an associate professor of French in the Department of Modern Languages, served as associate dean for the College of Liberal Arts for 11 years.
Dr. Beth Wright, Dean of Liberal Arts, said van Noort’s promotion is well deserved.
“Dr. van Noort has represented the College of Liberal Arts and The University of Texas at Arlington with distinction,” Wright said. “She has supported faculty research both individually and as an initiator of inter-college collaborations. She has ensured that our resources to support instruction were utilized as effectively as possible, monitoring enrollment and scheduling of classes. She has represented our unit’s programs and faculty across our campus in distance education initiatives.
“Her leadership has advanced not only the College of Liberal Arts but the University, and her many achievements have led to this new recognition.”
In her new role, van Noort will be responsible for all aspects of undergraduate curricular development and management, as well as the many student success programs provided in University College, said Dr. Ronald Elsenbaumer, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
“Her extensive experience with the Committee on Undergraduate Curricula as well as with advancing effective student advising in the College of Liberal Arts has prepared her well for this position,” he said.
According to its website, “University College promotes student learning and development by providing coordinated and centralized academic resources and support services that help students.” The unit “helps first-year students successfully transition to college life and meet the academic challenges set by faculty.” These services include Freshmen Interest Groups, the McNair Scholars program, University Tutorial, Student Success Initiatives and the University Advising Center.
(Story by James Dunning/COLA)