Greg Heileman, vice provost for teaching and learning at The University of New Mexico, has accepted a similar position at the University of Kentucky. Heileman will serve as associate provost for student and academic life.

In his capacity at the University of New Mexico, Heileman is responsible for collaborating with deans and other academic leaders across campus to provide leadership, coordination and administrative support for the institution’s teaching and learning missions.

“Dr. Heileman has contributed more than any single individual to the Analytics and Student Success efforts at UNM,” said acting President Chaouki Abdallah. “He is a positive change agent and will be missed by students as well as faculty and staff.  His contributions to the UNM academic mission will continue for may more years.

UNM Vice Provost Greg Heileman

For five years leading up to his current role, Heileman served as UNM’s associate provost for curriculum, overseeing campus-wide student academic success initiatives, curriculum, university advising, curricular and co-curricular assessment, academic program review, institutional accreditation, the tutoring center and the Office of Institutional Analytics.

As part of his new position at UK, Heileman will be responsible for supporting the university’s goals through vision and direction of the SAL unit. He will also serve as chief advisor to the Provost in recommending new university-wide initiatives and special programs that provide the right support and services to help students succeed across the four pillars of student success.

Heileman will also collaborate with the provost, deans and other campus leaders to develop and execute plans and goals for SAL. His responsibilities also include coordinating policies and programs across the spectrum of student services to have the greatest impact on the university’s co-curricular and curricular goals.

“We are thrilled for Dr. Heileman to join the UK family,” said UK Provost Tim Tracy. “He is a transformative leader whose core values of professionalism, quality and innovation will further fuel our ambitious goals related to student success. His track record in inspiring collaboration and excellence among student support units will serve him well as he begins working toward our shared vision”

“The University of Kentucky has taken a very intentional, data-driven approach to begin realigning student support units and initiatives,” Heileman said. “I look forward to building upon this good work, encouraging collaboration among the talented people across campus, and executing a vision based on a simple, but profound goal: helping students succeed.”

Heileman will begin his work at UK on Aug. 1, 2017.