Todd Nicolet, current vice dean of the Gillings School of Global Public Health, will serve as the new vice provost for digital and lifelong learning, according to an announcement on Thursday from Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Robert Blouin.
"This new position will guide the establishment of the University’s vision and unified strategy for a future-directed, sustainable digital learning institutional environment," the announcement said.
Nicolet's role will encompass directing the process for digital degrees and non-degree residential and non-residential offerings. His role will also touch on providing instructional support for the Univerisity's digital academic services, according to Blouin's announcement.
Nicolet has worked on digital learning projects in the past, both in the Gillings School and in the School of Government.
Nicolet also worked with the Policy and Procedures Working Group before the establishment of the Office of Ethics Education and Policy Management and the Policy Review Committee.
Nicolet has a masters degree in English from UNC.
Nicolet's hire will go into effect May 20.