The University of Vermont’s vice president for research and dean of the Graduate College, Domenico Grasso, has been named provost at the University of Delaware. He will remain in his current post at UVM through Aug. 14.
“I am most grateful to Dr. Grasso for his service to the University of Vermont, both as dean of the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, and as vice president for research and dean of the Graduate College,” said Tom Sullivan, UVM president. “Dom’s strong commitment to research and graduate programs has helped to strengthen UVM’s research profile across the country, and his interest in the study of complex systems was instrumental in establishing one of our key Spires of Excellence at the university. He is a talented administrator and a distinguished scholar who will play an important leadership role at the University of Delaware. We wish him all the best as he transitions to another outstanding public research university.”
“I am excited about accepting this wonderful opportunity at Delaware, and I look forward to getting started,” Grasso said. “But I am certainly going to miss UVM and Vermont. The friends and colleagues I have known here will never be forgotten and I plan to spend as much time as possible enjoying the people and places I have come to love in Vermont before heading off to the University of Delaware. I am blessed to be leaving one exceptional institution for another, and I am profoundly grateful for all of the opportunities and experiences I have been so fortunate to have had at UVM. Living here has been a very special privilege for my family and for me, and Vermont will always be a cherished part of us.”
Grasso came to UVM in 2004 from Smith College, where he was founding director of the Picker Program in Engineering and Technology, as dean of the College of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences. He was named to his current post in 2009. Grasso lives in Shelburne with his wife, Susan, and two children, Elspeth and Caitlin.