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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:

Also within the Provost’s purview are First-Year Experience, the Faculty Center, 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 ( 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.