Provost's Council


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.


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 summaries 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.


The Provost's Council members serve at the invitation of the Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Tyrone Cannon. The current roster includes:

  • Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs: Tyrone Cannon
  • Interim Vice Provost and Special Assistant to the Provost: Pamela Balls Organista
  • 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 President 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
  • Interim Dean of University Library: Shawn Calhoun
  • 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: Julie 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

Agendas & Summaries

August 20, 2019  Agenda  Summary

September 3, 2019  Agenda  Summary

September 17, 2019  Agenda  Summary

October 1, 2019  Agenda  Summary

October 15, 2019  Meeting Cancelled

October 29, 2019  Agenda  Summary

November 12, 2019  Meeting Cancelled

November 26, 2019  Meeting Cancelled

December 10, 2019  Agenda  Summary

January 7, 2020  Meeting Cancelled