Associate Provost for Student and Academic Life

greg.JPGGregory L. Heileman serves as the Associate Provost for Student and Academic Life at the University of Kentucky. In this capacity, he supports the goals of the University through vision and direction of the Student and Academic Life division.

Dr. Heileman serves as chief advisor to the Provost in recommending new university-wide initiatives and special programs that support students across the four pillars of student success. Framing their work across the four pillars, he and his team are working to increase UK’s retention and graduation rates, crucial goals within the institution’s Strategic Plan. Dr. Heileman collaborates with the Provost, deans, and other campus units to develop and execute goals for success, while coordinating policies and programs across the spectrum of student services. Work taking place in the Office of Student and Academic Life is grounded in the most up-to-date literature and in line with the university’s curricular and co-curricular goals.

The Student and Academic Life team also tracks trends and future forecasting on curricular and co-curricular experiences, while fostering a culture of evidence, assessment, and design-thinking for all programs and initiatives.

Dr. Heileman joined the UK family in 2017, after serving as Vice Provost for Teaching, Learning and Innovation at the University of New Mexico. During that time, he led campus-wide student academic success initiatives and worked with key stakeholders on campus to produce all-time record retention and graduation rates. 

He earned the BA degree in Biology from Wake Forest University in 1982, an MS degree in Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1986, and a PhD degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Central Florida in 1989.  


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