Jennifer Herazy has served in the Office of the Provost at Georgia Tech since 2001, initially as the assistant to the provost. As associate provost, she serves as the chief of staff to the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. This includes establishing the administrative structure, directing the operations of the office, and supervising the administrative, human resources, and financial management teams. She leads provost-initiated committees and projects and promotes the provost’s objectives through communications, problem solving, and management of projects.
In this position, Herazy oversees the Office of the Provost financial accounts and distribution of funds allocated to the provost, including funding for faculty hiring and retention. In addition, she maintains and develops academic administrative policies. In these capacities, she advises and works closely with the provost regarding financial strategy and policy development. Herazy serves as liaison and project director on searches for the provost’s direct reports and has played an active role in 15 searches for deans, vice-provosts, and the provost’s position. From summer 2008 to summer 2009, she served as chief of staff to the interim president; and following the appointment of President G.P. “Bud” Peterson, she worked with him to establish his current staffing structure.
Herazy has been at Georgia Tech since 1997 and previously held positions in the College of Engineering Dean’s Office and the School of Literature, Communication, and Culture (now Literature, Media and Communication). She has a M.Ed. in higher education administration and a B.S. in community health with a minor in gerontology, both from the University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign.