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Rick Miranda, Colorado State University

Rick Miranda serves as Provost and Executive Vice President. Appointed to the position in February 2010, he previously served in an interim capacity since November 2008. From 2002 to 2008, he served as Dean of the College of Natural Sciences. Miranda joined Colorado State University's Department of Mathematics in 1981 and since that time has served in several instructional and administrative roles. He received his bachelor's degree in 1974 from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass., and his doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1979 before coming to Colorado State as an assistant professor. He became full professor in 1990 and was interim head of Mathematics in 1997-98 before being named chairman of the department in 1998.

Miranda has also served as visiting professor at several universities in Italy and at Texas A&M University, Oklahoma State University and Tufts University in Medford, Mass. He and his wife, Jeanne Duflot Miranda, have three children.