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Groth named interim vice provost

Dennis Groth has been named IU's interim vice provost for undergraduate education. (Photo courtesy Indiana University)
Dennis Groth has been named IU's interim vice provost for undergraduate education. (Photo courtesy Indiana University)

Following the departure of Vice Provost Sonya Stephens, Dennis Groth has been named interim vice provost for undergraduate education, IU announced Monday afternoon.

Provost Lauren Robel announced the appointment, pending approval by the Board of Trustees. A search will begin this summer for a long-term vice provost for undergraduate education, according to a press release.

Groth, who has served as associate vice provost for undergraduate education since 2009, oversaw general studies, service-learning, administration of placement and high-stakes exams, lifelong learning through non-credit professional and liberal arts classes, community outreach and information technology support.

While associate vice provost, he was also associate dean of undergraduate studies for the School of Informatics and Computing on the Bloomington campus.

Earning a doctorate degree in information sciences from IU in 1997, Groth has more than 15 years of experience in the software development industry and has designed and developed systems for health care, pharmaceutical sales and financial services, according to the release.

Groth has been recognized by students and colleagues as an outstanding teacher and has received the Trustees Award for Teaching Excellence and teaching awards in informatics and computer science.

A farewell reception for Vice Provost Sonya Stephens is scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday in the Frangipani Room of the Indiana Memorial Union.

Jeff LaFave

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