Ozlem Kilic, associate dean for academic and student affairs and professor of electrical engineering in the Tickle College of Engineering, has agreed to serve as interim vice provost for academic affairs.
“The college congratulates Dr. Kilic on this tremendous opportunity to serve the greater campus community” said Matthew Mench, Dean and Wayne T. Davis Dean’s Chair of the college. “Her years of experience and knowledge of academic affairs will position her very well to serve in this important role.”
In her current role, Kilic oversees a variety of programs, including undergraduate and graduate curricula, Engineering Fundamentals, scholarship and fellowship programs and the offices responsible for the college’s study abroad, advising, student success, outreach, recruiting, retention, and workforce development. She also co-supervises the Heath Integrated Business and Engineering Program in partnership with the Haslam College of Business.
Kilic has led multiple initiatives designed to enhance student recruitment and retention such as the establishment of the college’s Student Success and Women in Engineering offices. She was also instrumental in the launch of the interdisciplinary data science minor — a collaboration among the Tickle College of Engineering; College of Arts and Sciences; Haslam College of Business; College of Communication and Information; Herbert College of Agriculture; College of Education, Health and Human Sciences; College of Architecture and Design; College of Nursing; and the College of Social Work — and serves as its executive director.
Prior to coming to UT, Kilic was a professor and served as the associate dean of engineering at the Catholic University of America. She has also worked as an electronics engineer at the US Army Research Laboratory where she managed Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Programs, and as a program manager at Lockheed Martin Global Telecommunications.
Kilic’s interim appointment will begin November 1. The college is currently determining its plans for interim leadership of the Office of Academic and Student Affairs.