Provost Capaldi to Resign

Published: October 22nd, 1999

Category: Memos

Gail F. Baker, Vice President

Dr. Elizabeth D. Capaldi will resign as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs as of October 31 and return to full-time teaching and research in the Department of Psychology and at the Center for Studies of Humanities and Social Sciences. Capaldi, the first female provost in the history of UF, was the chief architect of the UF Bank, the performance and incentive system that helped improve the university’s performance in teaching and research.

No information regarding an interim provost is available at this time.

“It has been a great privilege to work with our faculty, students and staff, but the university system has indicated that the University of Florida needs to take a different direction,” Capaldi said.

She has taught at UF since 1988. From 1991 to 1996 she served as Special Assistant to the President for the Florida Quality Evaluation Project and from 1994 to 1996 as Director of Institutional Research. As the result of a national search, the president appointed her as provost in July of 1996. She was previously on the faculty at Purdue University (1969-1988) and served as head of the Department of Psychological Sciences.

Dr. Capaldi currently serves as President of the American Psychological Society.

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