The University of North Dakota has named a new provost and vice president for Academic Affairs.
UND President Robert Kelley announced Thursday that Thomas M. DiLorenzo will start the job May 1. He replaces Paul LeBel, who last year announced his decision to step down from the provost position in 2013.
DiLorenzo is currently the associate vice president for Innovation, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
Kelley says DiLorenzo is an innovative leader who will do well leading UND's academic division.