Patricia Rankin, professor of physics at the University of Colorado Boulder, has been named associate vice chancellor for research.
"Professor Rankin brings a wealth of experience to the position, and I am confident that
she will reach out to faculty in all disciplines to enhance the quality of research, scholarship and creative work on our campus," said Stein Sture, vice chancellor for research.
Rankin most recently served as interim associate vice chancellor for research, following service as faculty director in the Office of Faculty Affairs, and before then as associate vice chancellor for diversity, equity and community engagement.
While serving as professor in the department of physics, she served for two years as program officer for particle physics at the National Science Foundation (NSF), and associate dean in the College of Arts and Sciences. She also has served as the principle investigator for the campus' NSF Advance Institutional Transformation Program and helped develop the campus' Leadership Education for Advancement and Promotion (LEAP) program.
Rankin first came to CU-Boulder in 1988.
The offices of the Vice Chancellor for Research and the Dean of the Graduate School work in tandem with campus research institutes, graduate departments and local and regional agencies to expand research and graduate education opportunities.