Office of the Provost

and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Georgia Southern University’s Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs serves as the Chief Academic Officer for the University, reporting to the University’s President. Working closely with the President and an extensive group of campus colleagues, he guides strategic planning and policy development, promotes campus-wide academic initiatives, and defines budgetary and development priorities.

The Provost oversees the following eight colleges along with the University Libraries:

  • Allen E. Paulson College of Engineering and Computing
  • College of Arts and Humanities
  • College of Behavioral and Social Sciences
  • College of Business
  • College of Education
  • College of Science and Mathematics
  • Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health
  • Waters College of Health Professions

Also within the Provost’s purview are Graduate Studies, University Honors Programs, First-Year Experience, Center for Teaching Excellence, Continuing Education, the Office of Research Services and Sponsored Programs, the Office of International Programs and Services, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, the Performing Arts Center, the Georgia Southern Museum, the Botanic Garden, and the Center for Wildlife Education. The Provost oversees a budget of $110 million.

Georgia Southern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associates, baccalaureate, masters, specialists and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 ( for questions about the accreditation of Georgia Southern University.
Normal inquiries about the institution, such as admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc. should be addressed directly to the institution and not to the Commission’s office. The Commission should be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support an institution’s significant non-compliance with a requirement or standard.
Office of the Provost • PO Box 8022, Statesboro, GA 30460 • (912) 478-5258