Vice Provost Named at Colorado State University

Colorado State University today announced the selection of Alan Tucker as vice provost for Faculty Affairs, a position he’d held on an interim basis since May of 2001.

"In the short time I’ve been here, I’ve come to rely on Alan Tucker for his leadership and commitment to the University," said Peter Nicholls, Colorado State Provost since March of this year. "By accepting this position, he’ll continue to offer the outstanding service and vision he’s provided so well."

Tucker began his career at the university in 1979 as an associate professor of physiology and biophysics in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. As a faculty member, he has routinely taught in the undergraduate, graduate and professional veterinary medicine programs. During his tenure at Colorado State, Tucker has served as assistant dean, and then associate dean, in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (1989-2000); as department head of Physiology (1995-2001); and on several faculty council committees.

As vice provost, Tucker’s responsibilities include faculty personnel affairs, academic program reviews, accountability for State Board of Agriculture areas of emphasis and Colorado Commission on Higher Education performance indicators, budgets and strategic planning, grants and contracts, Provost’s Office one-time funding and cost shares, academic/administrative legal affairs, diversity initiatives and life sciences initiatives.

Tucker’s doctorate in biology and physiology is from the University of California-Santa Barbara.