University of Charleston

University of Charleston

Following a national search, Dr. Dan Silber has become the Executive Vice President, Provost, and Dean of Faculty at the University of Charleston. He began his appointment with UC on July 3, 2023.

Dr. Silber comes to UC having served over the past 15 years as the Senior Vice President and Provost at Piedmont University in Georgia, Vice President and Dean of the College at Culver-Stockton College in Missouri, and Associate Provost at Florida Southern College. Before his administrative positions, he served in faculty positions at Kent State University and Florida Southern College.

“I am very excited to be joining the University of Charleston and look forward to getting to know new colleagues, students, and the whole community,” Silber said. “UC was an institution I’d heard many positive things about over the years because of its high-quality academic program, focus on professional education, and uncompromising dedication to student success. It is truly an honor to now have the opportunity to serve UC and to work with faculty and staff to help our students achieve their dreams.”

Dr. Silber earned his Ph.D. and MA degrees in philosophy from Vanderbilt University and a BA in philosophy and history from George Washington University. He is also a graduate of the Institute for Management and Leadership at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.

He brings extensive experience managing and leading initiatives to serve students of all ages and backgrounds via in-seat and online modalities, liberal arts and professional programs, and bachelor and graduate degree education.

Dr. Silber takes on his new role following the retirement of UC Executive Vice President and Provost Dr. Kim Spiezio.


Dr. Beth Pauley, who has been serving as Assistant Provost, has become Associate Provost for Academic Affairs. She will continue to support the university’s accreditation and related processes while offering guidance to programs with specialized accreditation. She will also oversee assessment procedures and coordinate the preparation of curricular proposals. Working with the Provost, she will also serve as a liaison to senior leadership, curriculum subcommittee review, approval, and implementation process, as well as facilitate faculty professional teaching and learning development programs.