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Interim Senior Administrative Officer (SAO)

As part of the distributed leadership model, President Crutcher appointed an Interim Senior Administrative Officer to help steward our cross-institutional efforts toward inclusive excellence and provide leadership in implementing several key action steps.

Dr. Amy Howard, previously the Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Community Initiatives and the Bonner Center for Civic Engagement, is serving as the Interim Senior Administrative Officer (SAO) for the next 12-18 months. She brings experience connecting and catalyzing stakeholder groups to collaborate for culture change. Over the past three years, Dr. Howard has served as the co-chair of the Thriving and Inclusive Community strategic plan working group; participated in the Council for Independent Colleges’ Diversity, Civility, and the Liberal Arts Institute as part of a UR team; and served on the Interim Coordinating Council and Presidential Commission on University History and Identity.
In her capacity as Interim SAO, Dr. Howard will guide and help inform our inclusive excellence efforts, convene and consult with the ICC, and serve as a member of the President’s Cabinet. Dr. Howard will report jointly to EVP and Provost Jeff Legro and EVP and COO Dave Hale who have been charged by the President will overseeing the implementation of the Inclusive Excellence agenda.

Contact Dr. Howard
Phone: 804-484-1602 
Office: Richmond Hall 204