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VP of Academic Affairs

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is the University’s chief academic officer responsible for the administration and advancement of the University’s academic programs and services.

To these ends, the Provost is immediately responsible for the intellectual life of the University, including the academic quality and vision toward the development and ongoing enhancement of teaching, scholarship and service. Operationally, these obligations comprise recruitment, retention, and development of the faculty and staff; offering highly effective, competitive academic programs; propagation of the University’s research agenda; management and oversight of the budget; implementation of policies, procedures; conceptualization and planning, and assessment models.

Provost's Office

Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Donald E. Palm
Vice Provost and Graduate Dean Dr. James E. Hunter
Associate Vice Provost for Graduate Programs Dr. Robert N. Corley, III
Associate Vice President for Research and Innovations Dr. Keith M. Williams
Assistant to Provost for Planning and Institutional Effectiveness Dr. Emmett L. Ridley
Director for Academic Faculty Recruiting and HR Programs Ms. Sachiko Goode
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