Garrison said a permanent provost will be identified through a national search with the assistance of a search firm. A search committee will be appointed in the upcoming month. Once the search firm is retained and the committee is in place, a timeline for the search will be constructed. The search process will include broad participation of faculty and students.
Garrison also said that she plans to update the University community frequently on the search’s progress.
Current Provost, Eli Capilouto, was named as President of the University of Kentucky on Tuesday, May 3. He will begin his new job effective July 1.
“We thank Eli for his outstanding leadership and many important contributions over 36 years at UAB,” Garrison said. “We will miss him and his wife, Mary Lynne, who is retired from the UAB faculty, and wish them well.”