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Provost's Welcome

Andrew Rogerson

The Provost of SSU serves as the Vice President of Academic Affairs and is responsible for ensuring our students receive an outstanding education that meets the rapidly changing needs of the region and beyond. As Provost, I recognize the quality of the educational experience at SSU depends upon close human and intellectual relationships among students and faculty to foster the open exchange of ideas.

To this end, the University emphasizes collaborative learning driven by motivated faculty who value teaching excellence. SSU aspires to prepare students to be learned men and women by providing a range of programs taught in the tradition of a modestly-sized liberal arts and sciences institution; an educational model that allows for small class sizes and student centered learning.

I firmly believe that tomorrow’s workforce demands ethical employees who have a foundation for life-long learning, have a broad cultural perspective, and are concerned with contributing to the health and well-being of the world at large. The University is committed to creating a learning environment in which people from diverse backgrounds and cultures are valued for the breadth of their perspectives and are encouraged in their intellectual pursuits.

Dr. Andrew Rogerson 
Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs
and Chief Academic Officer

Academic Affairs Info

Academic Affairs provides instructional programs for matriculated students through its six schools: Arts and Humanities, Business and Economics, Education, Extended Education, Science and Technology, and Social Sciences. Nonmatriculated students may enroll in credit or noncredit programs through the School of Extended Education , Also, nonmatriculated students may enroll in regularly offered University credit courses on a space available basis, through Open University.

The University Library in the Schulz Information Center is a hub of campus life where information and community converge. The Library provides extensive information resources in all formats to support the university curriculum while also offering a technology-rich, comfortable space to think, learn, research and explore ideas

The Office of the Provost located in Stevenson 1040 provides a variety of services related to the academic mission of the university including Academic Programs, Faculty Affairs, Undergraduate Studies, Graduate Studies, and Institutional Research.

Initiatives & Projects

The Office of the Provost supports a variety of university wide initiatives and planning efforts. Some of the major initiatives underway include:

Textbooks & Instructional Materials


Academic Division News

Provost's Undergraduate Research Fund

As a result of continued generous donor support, the Division of Academic Affairs will once again be providing thirty, $1,000 awards to support undergraduate scholarship projects. Proposals are due October 26, 2015. Download the Call for Proposals.

New Academic Affairs Travel Notification Form. Please complete prior to all national travel.

Tenure Track Faculty Searches

The division also has TT faculty searches.

Other Academic Affairs News

With the retirement of Elaine Sundberg and John Kornfeld the Office of Academic Affairs has undergone a modest reorganization at the Senior level. We have reduced down to two Associate Vice President positions and elevated three directors to Senior Director status. More details.

Academic Affairs Organization Chart