Laurie Lewis appointed associate vice provost for faculty success
Laurie Lewis joined the division of Faculty Success as its new associate vice provost Sept. 9. In this role, she will work to develop new and advance existing programs, services and resources that support the success of UTSA’s faculty and academic leaders.
“I am very excited to join the academic success team at UTSA!” Lewis stated. “I look forward to getting to know the faculty and administrators at the university and to contribute to the mission to support faculty achievement and success. I have fond memories of living in Texas many years ago and am truly enjoying learning more about UTSA and becoming acquainted with San Antonio.”
Lewis joins UTSA from Rutgers University, where she served most recently as vice provost for faculty affairs, professor of communication, and fellow at the Center for Organizational Leadership. She is the former Chair of the Organizational Communication Division of the National Communication Association. She also has experience as a department chair and academic program director. Previous to her time at Rutgers University she was on faculty at the University of Texas at Austin.
Lewis holds a Ph.D. in communication from the University of California at Santa Barbara. Her scholarly work has investigated how organizations and sets of organizations work most effectively through collaboration, stakeholder engagement, input solicitation, and participative processes. She has provided consulting and training for dozens of organizations from a wide range of sectors including nonprofits, civil society organizations, businesses, and higher education institutions. She is author of the award-winning book Organizational Change: Creating Change Through Strategic Communication and co-editor of the International Encyclopedia of Organizational Communication as well as numerous academic publications on topics related to organizational change, collaboration, inter-organizational communication, volunteers and nonprofits, and stakeholder communication. Her most recent book, The Power of Strategic Listening in Contemporary Organizations, will be out in November.