Provost's Council

Purpose

The Provost's Council will

  • engage in strategic and financial planning to provide students with an excellent academic experience and high-quality student services that are consistent with the University's mission, vision and values;
  • discuss and make recommendations on University-wide issues and strategies;
  • oversee the implementation of University-wide decisions related to academic affairs, enrollment management, and all areas of student life;
  • inform the Provost and other members of the Provost’s Council about academic and student issues and unit-specific decisions that have University-wide implications;
  • make recommendations on issues specific to academic and student policy and practice;
  • discuss new programs and initiatives; and
  • share annual plans for each unit.

Communication

The Provost's Council will

  • communicate details related to the implementation of University-wide decisions related to academic affairs, enrollment management, and all areas of student life;
  • publish its agendas and minutes in a timely fashion so that University stakeholders are aware of ongoing discussions and decisions taken up by the council; and
  • seek agenda items, advice, and counsel from constituents within line authority.

Membership

Provost's Council members serve at the invitation of Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Donald E. Heller. The current roster includes:

  • Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs: Donald E. Heller
  • Senior Vice Provost of Academic Affairs: Shirley McGuire
  • Vice Provost for Strategic Enrollment Management: Michael Beseda
  • Vice Provost for Diversity Engagement and Community Outreach: Mary Wardell-Ghirarduzzi
  • Vice Provost for Institutional Budget, Planning, and Analytics: Jeff Hamrick
  • Vice Provost of Student Life: Julie Orio
  • Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences: Marcelo Camperi
  • Dean of the School of Education: Shabnam Koirala-Azad
  • Dean of the School of Law: Susan Freiwald
  • Dean of Gleeson Library/Geschke Learning Center: Tyrone Cannon
  • Interim Dean of the School of Management: Charles Moses
  • Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Professions: Margaret W. Baker
  • Associate Vice Provost: Michael Harrington
  • Associate Vice Provost of Educational Effectiveness: Deborah Panter
  • Associate Vice Provost for International Initiatives: Anastasia Vrachnos
  • Director of University Ministry: Julia Dowd
  • Dean of Students: Shannon Gary
  • Associate Vice Provost and Dean of Academic Student Services: Shona Milazo
  • Senior Director of Leo T McCarthy Center: David Donahue