Kerry Castano

Kerry Castano - Assistant Provost and Chief of StaffThe Assistant Provost and Chief of Staff is responsible for providing executive support to the Provost’s strategic agenda and initiatives, as well as management and oversight of administrative functions within the Office of the Provost.


Kerry Castano is the Assistant Provost and the Provost’s Chief of Staff. Before joining the Office of the Provost in 2009, she served as Assistant Dean in the College of Arts and Sciences for more than two decades. Kerry holds an M.Ed. in Educational Administration and an MFA in Creative Writing.


The Assistant Provost and Chief of Staff’s Responsibilities Include:

  • Executive support for the Provost’s strategic agenda and initiatives
  • Executive support for academic budget planning; management of the Provost’s financial resources and commitments
  • Preparation of university-level communications
  • Liaison to the Educational Policy and Institutional Resources Committee of the Board of Trustees
  • University Catalogue and Course Action Process
  • Policy review and compliance efforts

Contact Information

Phone: 802-656-1299

Support Staff

Lori Desotell, Executive Assistant to the Provost
Phone: 802-656-1417