Georgia Southern selects new provost and vice president for academic affairs

Matthew Enfinger

Georgia Southern University has selected its new provost and vice president for academic affairs.

President Jaimie Hebert announced via email that Carl L. Reiber, Ph.D., has accepted the position and will be effective July 1.

Reiber is currently the senior vice provost at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas and has held numerous administrative positions at UNLV including:

  • Vice provost for academic affairs
  • Director of general education
  • Associate dean of the college of sciences
  • Director of the school of life sciences
  • Chair of the department of biological sciences

Reiber also serves on the Governor’s Committee for Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics and has experience in large statewide grant management.

Reiber also administrates the Nevada State System of Higher Education Nevada Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs STEM grant.

According to, GS’ provost and vice president for academic affairs serves as the chief academic officer for the University, reporting to the University’s President.

The position also works closely with the President and an extensive group of campus colleagues, guides strategic planning and policy development, promotes campus-wide academic initiatives and defines budgetary and development priorities.