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 USF’s Mission, Vision and Values;
  • discuss and make recommendations on University-wide issues and strategies;
  • 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

  • oversee the implementation of university-wide decisions related to academic affairs, student academic and enrollment services, and all areas of student development;
  • communicate these decisions fully with the campus community;
  • seek agenda items, advice, and counsel from constituents within line authority.


Provost's Council members serve at the invitation of Provost and Vice President for 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
  • Interim Dean of the School of Law: Susan Freiwald
  • Dean of Gleeson Library/Geschke Learning Center: Tyrone Cannon
  • Dean of the School of Management: Elizabeth Davis
  • 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
  • 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