Associate Provosts

Carol Graney
Associate Provost and Director of University Libraries

Carol Graney is associate provost and director of University Libraries. She became associate provost in July 2009 and has been director of University Libraries since 1998. She served as associate director of Libraries and head of Technical Services at the University from 1990 to 1998, and head of Technical Services from 1985 to 1989. Prior to joining the University of the Arts, she was a librarian at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Graney provides administrative leadership for the University Committee on Academic Policy (UCAP) and the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL). She has served on many standing and ad hoc University committees since 1986; she currently is a member of UCAP and the CTL Advisory Committee, and most recently she co-chaired the Intellectual PropertyPolicy Committee and sat on the Self-Study Steering Committee for the Middle States Association and National Association of Schools of Art and Design reaccreditation review.

She has been an active member of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA) since 1981 and served on its executive board from 2003 until 2005. She is currently the news and features editor for the ARLIS/NA Web site. She has chaired and served on numerous ARLIS/NA committees including the Strategic Plan Committee, Professional Development Committee, and is currently a member of the Communication and Publications Committee. She was the chair for local arrangements for the ARLIS/NA national conference held in Philadelphia in 1998. Locally, she was a president of the ARLIS/Delaware Valley Chapter and also served as a newsletter editor.

Graney received her master of science degree in Library and Information Science from Drexel University and her bachelor of fine arts degree in Painting and Art History from Syracuse University.

Margaret Kip
Associate Provost

Margaret Kip is associate provost at the University of the Arts, a position she has held since September 2015. Working closely with the Office of Institutional Research, her main focus is collecting and analyzing data that informs the University’s existing and proposed academic programs. She was appointed associate provost after serving as acting executive director of Enrollment Management, where she oversaw the offices of Student Financial Services, Admissions and Enrollment Management. Prior to that, Kip served for five years as the registrar, leading a number of successful initiatives during a time of unprecedented academic and curricular change. She began her career at UArts in 2008 as associate registrar and was appointed interim registrar before being named registrar in 2010.

From 2005 to 2008, Kip served as registrar at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where she helped to develop the curriculum for and launch PAFA's first BFA program. Her higher education experience also includes positions as enrollment systems manager at Philadelphia University from 2001 to 2005 and administrative assistant to the assistant dean of Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts from 2000 to 2001.

Kip is currently the University’s Title IX deputy coordinator. She also served on a number of committees and task forces during her time as the UArts registrar, including the University Committee on Academic Policy (ex-officio), the Provost Council, chair of the Billing and Registration Task Force, and co-chair of the Advising and Registration Task Force. She is a current member of the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers and the Middle-States Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers. She also serves on the Governance Council of Capitolo Community Garden, a Pennsylvania Horticultural Society award-winning public garden located in her Passyunk Square neighborhood in Philadelphia.

An avid knitter, Kip received a BFA in Fine Arts from Syracuse University in 1999, majoring in Ceramics with a concentration in Printmaking. She also attended Philadelphia University, where she completed graduate coursework in database design and scripting languages.