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.
James Savoie was named associate provost at the University of the Arts in July 2009. An A.B.D. doctoral candidate at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, he was most recenty assistant vice president for academic affairs at Philadelphia University.
At Philadelphia University, Savoie served as a member of the academic council and on the university’s senior strategy team for academic programs. He managed all strategic initiatives for program assessment and international education, and oversaw academic support programs. In October 2008, Savoie served as a panelist on the Institute for International Education’s forum “Education without Borders” at the United Nations.
Prior to working at Philadelphia University, Savoie was the director of academic services at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, where he managed faculty affairs and all academic advising programs for the school’s 12 departments and 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students.
A resident of the East Falls section of Philadelphia, Savoie earned his master of arts degree from the University of Maine’s Department of Theatre and Dance in 1989, and his bachelor of arts degree from the Department of Communications and Theater at the University of St. Thomas (Minn.) in 1985. He is a member of several national academic associations, including the American Council of Academic Deans, the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Association of Theatre in Higher Education, and Institute for International Education.