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Release: May 31, 2000
Lola Lopes is named UI associate provost for undergraduate education
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa business professor Lola Lopes has
been named the new associate provost for undergraduate education.
Lopes will assume the position July 1, replacing John Folkins, who left
the May 1 to become provost and vice president for academic affairs at Bowling
Green State University in Ohio.
As associate provost for undergraduate education, Lopes will direct UI academic
support services, including the Office of Admissions, the Registrar, the Academic
Advising Center, Student Financial Aid, the Center for Teaching and the Evaluation
and Examination Service. Her responsibilities will include oversight of academic
advising, enrollment management, development of new learning technologies,
and coordinating educational agreements with other universities and schools
"For me, undergraduate education is the best and most important part
of what university life is about. I am delighted to be entrusted with this
honor and responsibility," Lopes said.
Lopes is a professor of psychology and the Marvin and Rose Lee Pomerantz
Professor of Business Administration in the UI Henry B. Tippie College of
Business. She also served as associate dean of undergraduate programs in the
Tippie College of Business from 1995 to 1999.
"Professor Lopes has always been dedicated to serving students at the
University of Iowa and will be an excellent member of our administrative team.
As undergraduate dean in the Tippie College of Business, she initiated an
early admissions program, helped create a writing program for accounting students,
and improved access to computing technology for undergraduates," said
UI Provost Jon Whitmore. Lopes also initiated the creation of a dedicated
floor for business students in Burge Hall, he added.
She joined the Tippie College of Business in 1990, teaching in the department
of management and organizations. Before coming to the UI, Lopes was chairman
of the psychology department at the University of Wisconsin from 1988 to 1990.
She began teaching at Wisconsin in 1974 as a member of the psychology faculty.
In 1986, she was also appointed to the industrial engineering faculty in the
engineering college at the University of Wisconsin.
Lopes has a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of California-San Diego,
a master's degree in psychology from California State University-Long Beach,
and a bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Redlands. Her
research has focused on decision making under risk, judgment processes, and