executiveAdministrators have an important role in securing the success of the university. However, faculty may not be aware of the impact of administrators’ efforts on the campus, or how the work of faculty can assist the efforts of administrators. The CTL Executive Presenter Series brings administrators and faculty together for discussion and collaboration. The series features UAB administrators at the vice president and vice provost level who will discuss with faculty their work and its impact on the university as a whole. 

Events in this series will be presented on select Fridays from 11:30-1 PM in CTL (EB 243). Lunch will be provided for all registered participants. Participation in each workshop earns attendees 10,000 Gold Points and a CTL Executive Series Badge.

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  • April 2018

Workshop registration links will be available approximately 1 month prior to events.
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Photograph of Pam BenoitCTL Executive Presenter Series: Dr. Pam Benoit
Senior VP, Academic Affairs; Provost

Pam Benoit, Ph.D., was named senior vice president of Academic Affairs and provost at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in May 2017. Her first day at UAB was July 1, 2017.

Benoit joins UAB from Ohio University, where she served as executive vice president and provost for eight years.

As chief academic officer of Ohio University, Benoit led many significant initiatives, including: the conversion from quarters to semesters in 2012; development and implementation of the OHIO Guarantee, an innovative tuition and fee model through which Ohio University is helping students budget for the cost of a college education, in 2014; and creation of the nationally recognized Innovation Strategy Investment Program in 2016.

She was instrumental in transformative growth for the Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine into Cleveland in 2015, where the university now partners with one of the most respected institutions in medicine, the Cleveland Clinic, to bolster the university into the forefront of medical education in Ohio and beyond.

Benoit held many leadership positions at the University of Missouri, where she chaired the Department of Communications in the College of Arts and Sciences, and served as associate and assistant dean of the Graduate School before being named executive vice president and provost at Ohio University. She received her master's degree in communication from Central Michigan University and her Ph.D. in communication from Wayne State University. Early in her career, she served on the faculty of Bowling Green State University and the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she also held a position in the Department of Communications.

Benoit has written or co-written a number of books, chapters, articles and reports for her research interests that include narratives, communication theory, interpersonal persuasion and argumentation, and leadership. 

Register above (registration links will be available in March, 2018) and join us at the Center for Teaching and Learning for lunch and a discussion with Dr. Benoit.


Previous presenters in this series include:

  • Bradley Barnes, Vice Provost for Enrollment Management - February 19, 2016
  • Allen Bolton, Vice President for Financial Affairs and Administration - March 11, 2016
  • Curtis Carver Jr., Vice President for Information Technology/CIO - April 1, 2016
  • Paulette Dilworth, Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - April 15, 2016
  • Anne Buckley, Chief Communications Officer - October 14, 2016
  • Mark Ingram, Director of Athletics - November 18, 2016
  • John R. Jones III, Vice President for Student Affairs - February 10, 2017
  • Chris S. Brown, Vice President for Research - April 12, 2017
  • Gregg M. Janowski, Associate Provost for Assessment and Accreditation - September 15, 2017
  • Curtis Carver Jr., Vice President for Information Technology/CIO - October 13, 2017
  • Suzanne Austin, Senior Vice Provost and Senior International Officer - November 10, 2017

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