Susan M. Fritz, a longtime University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty member and administrator, has been named associate vice president-academic affairs in the Office of the Provost at the University of Nebraska.
Susan M. Fritz, a longtime University of Nebraska-Lincoln faculty member and administrator, has been named associate vice president-academic affairs in the Office of the Provost at the University of Nebraska. Fritz currently serves as associate vice chancellor of the Institute of Agriculture and Natural Resources, a position she has held since 2005, and is interim dean of the Agricultural Research Division. She also directs IANR’s international agricultural programs and is a former associate dean of CASNR and department head of the Agricultural Leadership, Education and Communications (AgLEC) program. Her appointment is effective August 15.
In her new position, Fritz will provide leadership for the University’s multi-campus academic initiatives, working with faculty, administrators, policy makers and industry partners to advance research. She will also organize the review of new graduate programs and core research facilities and serve as liaison to the Nebraska Coordinating Commission on Post-Secondary Education.
NU Provost Dr. Linda Pratt said, “Dr. Fritz’s experience in IANR has given her great insight into the needs and economic interests of the people of Nebraska. She also brings both a depth and breadth of administrative experience across numerous disciplines, which will be a great asset in working with faculty across all campuses to advance the University’s research mission.”
Fritz is a 1979 graduate of UNL; she received her master’s degree in 1989 and her Ph.D. in 1993, both from UNL. She and her husband Russell have managed Fritz Family Farm in Crete, a crop and cow-calf operation, since 1979. In 2009, Fritz was inducted into the Nebraska Hall of Agricultural Achievement and is the recipient of numerous awards for teaching excellence.