The University of Pikeville welcomes new Assistant Provost

After more than 44 years of service with the University of Pikeville, Dr. Pamela Gilliam announced her retirement as the first assistant provost. Gillam served as a valued faculty member prior to her appointment to assistant provost, teaching more than 30 different courses over her tenure at the university. 

UPIKE will welcome current Director of First-Year Experience and Associate Professor of English Amanda Slone, Ph.D., as the new assistant provost beginning July 1. 

“It has been a privilege to serve the university in a different capacity for the last three years,” said Gilliam. “UPIKE is blessed with a gifted, caring team of administrators who personify our mission. Amanda will be a strong asset to that team.”

Slone has served 15 years with the university in various administrative, academic positions and feels privileged to learn alongside brilliant students and talented colleagues.

“I admire the level of passion and dedication from everyone on UPIKE’s campus,” said Slone. “I am both honored and excited to serve as the Assistant Provost and continue to collaborate to provide a community of academic excellence for our students.”

Slone’s emerging role will include supporting accreditation efforts, leading campus-wide faculty mentoring and development programming, and overseeing the Registrar’s Office, Library Services and the UPIKE Dance Program. 

UPIKE Provost Lori Werth, Ph.D., welcomes Slone’s innovative leadership and significant experience in higher education to the Office of the Provost.    

“Dr. Slone has contributed to the University of Pikeville campus for nearly 15 years in a variety of positions, including faculty in the Humanities Division, Director of First-Year Experience, Associate Registrar, and Assistant Dean for Admissions,” said Werth. “We are pleased to have a leader with such diverse experiences joining the Office of the Provost.”