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Wilcots named associate provost

After an extensive search, Barbara Wilcots (PhD English ’96) has been named DU’s associate provost for graduate studies.

In her new position, Wilcots will be responsible for overseeing graduate admission, graduate financial aid and doctoral fellowships, and enhancing graduate program quality. She also will work closely with deans and faculty members to promote opportunities for collaboration and interdisciplinary programming.

“I cannot imagine a person better able to take on these tasks,” says Provost Gregg Kvistad. “I am absolutely delighted to have her as a colleague in the provost’s office.”

Wilcots most recently served as associate dean in the Divisions of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences. A tenured associate professor of English, Wilcots also has served as director of the Gender and Women’s Studies Program, director of undergraduate studies in the Department of English, and the interim director of the First Year English Program.

Wilcots received a bachelor’s degree in journalism and graphic arts from Drake University; her master’s degree in journalism and public relations is from Drake as well. She also holds a master’s degree in American literature and rhetoric from Texas Woman’s University. She obtained her PhD in 20th century American literature from DU.

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