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 directly to the University President. She works closely with the President and an extensive group of campus colleagues in guiding strategic planning and policy development, in promoting campus-wide academic initiatives, and in defining budgetary and development priorities.
The Provost oversees eight colleges specializing in Business Administration, Education, Health and Human Sciences, Engineering and Information Technology, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Public Health, Science and Mathematics, and Graduate Studies. Also within the Provost’s purview are the University Library, Continuing Education, the Center for International Studies, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness, the Performing Arts Center, the Georgia Southern Museum, the Garden of the Coastal Plain, and the Center for Wildlife Education. The Provost oversees a budget of $110 million.
Georgia Southern University’s Provost is assisted by an Associate Provost, an Associate Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness, an Executive Director for Continuing Education, an Academic Fiscal Affairs Officer, an Assistant Provost for Advisement, and an Assistant Provost for Academic Programs and Policies. The Provost works closely with the Vice President for Research and Economic Development who also serves as the Dean of Graduate Studies.
Georgia Southern University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, specialists and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 (http://www.sacscoc.org) 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.