Office of the Provost
The Office of the Provost and Dean of the Faculty is responsible for the University’s total educational program. The Provost Office staff is charged with administering the academic program in such areas as institution-wide planning; faculty recruitment, evaluation, promotion and development; library development; academic advising; publication of the Faculty Handbook and the University Catalog; class scheduling, registration and student records; coordination of the First-Year Seminar Program and the Paideia® Program and certification of graduates. These duties are performed in consultation and collaboration with the Academic Affairs Council and the Faculty Affairs Council.
Persons reporting to the provost include the division/school chairpersons, the academic department/program chairs, the dean of The Sarofim School of Fine Arts, the dean of library services, the director of academic success and advising, the registrar, the director of intercultural learning, the director of the Paideia® Program, the assistant dean of faculty development and sponsored programs, the director of the language learning center, the director of the Debby Ellis Writing Center, the coordinator of the Office of Civic Engagement and the director of the Upward Bound Program.
Provost’s Office Staff
James W. Hunt, Ed.D.
Provost and Dean of the Faculty; Professor of Education
Associate Vice President for Academic Administration
David Gaines, Ph.D.
Director of the Paideia® Program; Associate Professor of English
Assistant Dean of Faculty Development and Sponsored Programs