Vice Provost of Equity, Inclusion, and Faculty Excellence

Sheila Smith McKoy headshot

Sheila Smith McKoy Ph.D.

Vice Provost of Equity, Inclusion, and Faculty Excellence

Sheila Smith McKoy is Vice Provost of Equity, Inclusion and Faculty Excellence. Dr. Smith McKoy leads the university’s efforts in advancing ADEI (Antiracism, Diversity, Equity, And Inclusion), shared governance, and other strategic diversity initiatives for the university. She is responsible for assuring that USF’s commitment to inclusiveness is reflected in the faculty experience, including faculty development, recruitment, retention. Dr. Smith McKoy works with schools and colleges on teaching excellence, research and creative endeavor, tenure and promotion of faculty and librarians. She also partners on initiatives and programs focused on student inclusiveness, diversity and belonging.

Prior to joining USF, Dr. Smith McKoy served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Holy Names University. She also served academic leadership positions at Kennesaw State University, North Carolina State University, and Vanderbilt University. As a consultant, she also worked with universities, colleges, and community colleges to build and support equity processes. In addition to her work as a higher education leader, she is a scholar, poet, fiction writer and filmmaker.


To view Dr. Smith McKoy's curriculum vitae, please click here.  

Departments and initiatives

The Vice Provost of Equity, Inclusion, and Faculty Excellence oversees the following departments and initiatives:

New Faculty Orientation

Access videos and materials for the following departments via this link:

  • Accounting & Business Services
  • Book Store
  • Gleeson Library|Geschke Center
  • Health Promotion Services (HPS)
  • Help Desk
  • Human Resources
  • Institute for Nonviolence and Social Justice
  • Learning, Writing, and Speaking Centers
  • Sharp Copy/Print Program Services
  • Off-Campus Student Services
  • Office of Assessment and Accreditation Services (OAAS)
  • One Card
  • Public Safety
  • Recreational Sports/Koret Center
  • Registrar
  • Office of Community Living and Student Housing
  • Jesuit Foundation Grants

Office Hours and Contact Information

Staff, faculty, librarians and students are invited to book an appointment to talk to Dr. Smith McKoy during her weekly Office Hours. For other inquires, please contact Olga Korolev, Temporary Assistant to the Vice Provost by email at or by phone at 415-422-7472.

Vice Provost Organizational Chart

Organizational Chart (PDF)