Dr. Liesl Folks currently serves as the Vice President for Semiconductor Strategy at the University of Arizona, where she is also a Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. For the period 2019-2023, she served the institution as Provost, leading strong growth in on-campus and online student enrollment, greatly expanded research activity, increased diversity of faculty, staff and students, led salary equity reviews for faculty, introduced minimum stipends for graduate student researchers, and the launch of two new colleges.