Marlesa Roney accepts School of Education position

Jeffrey S. Vitter, Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor
Tuesday, June 07, 2011 8:20 AM
Deans, Directors, and Chairs


I am writing to inform you that Marlesa Roney, our vice provost for student success for the past eight years, has accepted a new position as a professor of the practice with the KU School of Education. Marlesa has agreed to stay on as vice provost until a search for her replacement is complete. While we’re thrilled for Marlesa to pursue this new opportunity, we’ll certainly miss her leadership within Student Success.

Marlesa became the university’s first-ever vice provost for student success in 2003 and was instrumental in bringing a number of previously separate offices under the new Student Success umbrella. Through her leadership, Student Success has continued to find new and exciting ways to deliver services that enable KU students to excel academically. From new student orientation to registering for classes, academic advising and the writing center, there’s no question that the university — and especially our students — have benefitted immeasurably from Marlesa’s expertise and enthusiasm.

We will soon begin the search process for a new vice provost for student success. I will share with you the details of that process as they become available.

Please join me in congratulating Marlesa on her new position in the School of Education and thanking her for her contributions to Student Success over the past eight years.


Jeffrey S. Vitter
Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor

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