Office of the Provost
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 ten 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 Education
- College of Science and Mathematics
- Honors College
- Jack N. Averitt College of Graduate Studies
- Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health
- Parker College of Business
- Waters College of Health Professions
Also within the Provost’s purview are First-Year Experience, the Center for Teaching Excellence, Continuing Education, the Office of Research, the Office of Global Engagement, and the Office of Institutional Assessment and Accreditation. 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 Southern Association of Colleges and Schools 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.