The provost and senior vice president for academic affairs is responsible to the president for planning, implementing and managing the college’s academic policies as well as for oversight of the institution’s academic expense budget.

As the chief academic administrator, the provost provides oversight for all personnel issues related to the educational programs of the college. The role works with the Faculty Senate Executive Committee representing the administration’s position on issues and items being considered by the Faculty Senate. 

The provost is responsible for advising the president on all major matters of resource allocation within the academic areas of the college, including:

  • the hiring of new and replacement positions within the faculty
  • decisions regarding sabbaticals
  • tenure and promotion
  • construction and other capital projects
  • space allocation

The provost is the academic strategic planning leader of the college, is a member of the president’s cabinet and serves as administrative liaison to the academic affairs committee of the board of trustees.