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Provost's Welcome

Jeri Echeverria

Welcome to the Provost’s web page.  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 the intellectual relationships formed among faculty and students, as well as 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.

Many of us in Academic Affairs have had the privilege of experiencing firsthand how a college education can impact one’s life, and we are fully committed to offering this opportunity to others.  Our promise is that a degree from SSU will provide our students with the foundation for a life full of learning, broad cultural perspectives, critical thinking skills, and preparation to meet the challenges of contributing to the health and well-being of our communities and the world at large. SSU 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.

Academic Affairs Organization Chart

Dr. Jeri Echeverria 
Interim 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 & International 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 Reporting & Analytics.

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

Funding for Undergraduate Research and Creative Projects

Funding for undergraduate research and creative projects is provided through the SSU Office of Research and Creativity (SOURCE). Please visit the SOURCE website for further information on award types and application processes.

Tenure Track Faculty Searches

The division also has TT faculty searches.

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