Senior vice provost for faculty affairs

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Gypsy Denzine joined the provost's office as the senior vice provost for faculty affairs in Aug. 2018.

The team oversees the university’s promotion and tenure process, including providing tenure-eligible faculty with the tools to be successful in advancing their careers. The office develops and implements a universitywide mentorship program, strengthens professional development for department chairs and other academic leaders, oversees and develops faculty awards and completes other tasks associated with academic personnel issues.

An integral part of Denzine's provost office structure, the Office of Faculty Recruitment and Retention leads initiatives to promote the hiring and retention of outstanding and diverse faculty members; the development, implementation and interpretation of faculty policies; the promotion and tenure process; and academic leadership development programs.

The Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence works to provide a robust array of developmental experiences that prepare faculty to create and facilitate effective and evidence-based instruction to promote student success. 

Dr. Denzine's team

Gypsy Denzine, Ph.D.
Senior vice provost for faculty affairs
(804) 828-6162
gmdenzine@vcu.edu

Jenn Arce
Program coordinator
(804) 828-6162
jmarce@vcu.edu

Linda Hamrick
Graduate assistant
pvastwk03@vcu.edu

Office of Faculty Recruitment and Retention

Tim Davey, Ph.D.
Vice provost for faculty affairs
(804) 828-5948
tdavey@vcu.edu

Whitney Brown
Faculty recruitment and HR administrator
(804) 828-3824
brownwe3@vcu.edu

Pamela Hendrix
Program coordinator
(804) 828-5948
pahendrix@vcu.edu

Jess Hill
Executive director of faculty human resources
(804) 828-1484
jshill2@vcu.edu

Kate Tolson
Faculty affairs specialist
kstolson@vcu.edu

Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE)

Kim Case, Ph.D. 
Director of faculty success
(804) 827-2002
casek3@vcu.edu

Office of the Ombudsperson

William E. King
University Ombudsperson
(804) 827-4357
weking@vcu.edu

Our mission

The Office of Faculty Affairs promotes faculty excellence in teaching, research and creative expression, university and community service at VCU. Click here to read our full mission statement

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