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February 10, 2016 | Wednesday 
e-Veritas EXTRA

UM Appoints New Vice Provost for Institutional Culture

Isaac Prilleltensky

Isaac Prilleltensky has been appointed vice provost for institutional culture at the University of Miami. As vice provost, his primary responsibility will be the ongoing implementation of the University’s culture transformation initiative. In addition to this new role, Prilleltensky will continue to serve as dean of the School of Education and Human Development and report to the provost.

Prilleltensky will focus on developing programs to actualize the values embraced by the University community. In addition, he will be in charge of evaluating the culture transformation initiative. He will also serve as a resource for the team that has been established by President Julio Frenk to create the framework for a culture of belonging at the U.

"This position will be critical to aligning University efforts to be one U—to be a place where each individual feels valued and has the opportunity to add value at the U," said President Frenk. "Isaac’s lifelong dedication to the study of individual, organizational, and community well-being will be a tremendous asset as we work together on this important initiative."

In the past, the University has worked with external consultants in the fields of service excellence and culture to create a foundation for culture change. Phase two of the culture transformation initiative brings these efforts inside the U, with Prilleltensky at the helm. Phase two of the culture journey will expand on the foundation of values, behaviors, and standards that have been established University-wide. The existing culture leadership team will grow to include new members and will continue to be chaired by Executive Vice President and Provost Thomas J. LeBlanc.

"I look forward to working with all of our friends across the University as we begin phase two," said Prilleltensky. "Speaking on behalf of the entire UM community, I would like to extend our collective thanks to the culture coaches, work team members, and others who have gone above and beyond their duty to help with this effort."

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