Sally Kornbluth, who has served as Duke's provost since 2014, has been reappointed for a second term.

President Vincent Price announced Wednesday that Kornbluth's second stint was approved by the Board of Trustees and came at the recommendation of a University review committee, according to a Duke Today release. Her second term as Duke's chief academic officer will officially begin July 1, 2019 and will run until 2023.

“Sally has proven to be a transformative leader as Duke’s chief academic officer over the past four years,” Price said in the announcement.

Price lauded Kornbluth's work in developing a new strategic plan called "Together Duke" and overseeing the addition of the undergraduate program at Duke-Kunshan University. She led the creation of the Spring Breakthrough program and worked with the Rubenstein Scholars program and financial aid to make Duke more accessible.

Kornbluth has overseen changes in a number of high-profile positions at Duke. 

“She led many of our schools, centers and institutes through important leadership transitions," Price said in the release. "She has been a tireless advocate for faculty excellence, advancement and diversity."

Her reappointment was recommended by Price after a regular performance review was undertaken by a committee chaired by Guy-Uriel Charles, Edward and Ellen Schwarzman professor of law. In her role, she oversees a wide swath of University life—from admissions to the libraries to all of Duke's schools.

I greatly appreciate the opportunity to continue as Duke’s Provost," Kornbluth wrote in an email Thursday morning. "In my second term, I looking forward to working closely with President Price and colleagues across the campus to fulfill the goals of the academic strategic plan, to see the successful launch of DKU and to continue our work to improve the student experience at Duke."

Kornbluth wrote that she is particularly excited about enhancing the sciences at Duke and welcoming the three new university deans into their roles.

"I think it will also be important in my second term to increase our efforts to stimulate campus-wide conversations on topics of critical importance to the Duke community," she wrote.

She was first announced as the new provost in March 2014. The announcement came three years after she was named vice provost of academic affairs, but declined the offer to continue her scientific research.

Kornbluth came to Duke in 1994, joining the Department of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology. She is now the Jo Rae Wright University professor of biology, and before being appointed as provost, she served nine years as the vice dean for basic science in the School of Medicine.

Editor's note: This article was updated Thursday morning with Kornbluth's comments.