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USF Vice provost moves up, fills Khator's vacancy for now



Vice provost Ralph Wilcox will serve as provost for 2 1/2 years while USF searches for a permanent replacement, USF president Judy Genshaft just announced.43007_08_13_r_wilcox_0022

She's not calling Wilcox "interim," but he doesn't have the job for good: USF is launching a national search for a permanent replacement to be chosen by 2010.

Wilcox takes over in January for outgoing Provost Renu Khator, who leaves at the end of this year to be president of the University of Houston and chancellor of the University of Houston system.

Wilcox, vice provost since 2003, has dealt mostly in policy analysis, planning and performance. He also has been USF’s liaison to the Florida Board of Governors, helping with long-range enrollment planning and legislative budget matters.

Faculty Senate and student government leaders applauded the choice.

[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 9:26am]


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