The Provost and Academic Affairs staff invite you to contact us for academic assistance. We are located in the Administrative Services building - Room 209, our phone number is (320)-308-3143.
Devinder M. Malhotra, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
The provost and vice president for academic affairs is the chief academic officer of the university and is responsible for advancing the academic and scholarly life of the campus. Working collaboratively with the deans, faculty and staff, the provost develops and administers academic policies, helps establish academic priorities, oversees the curriculum, encourages faculty and student research, supervises academic support and enrollment services, and assures compliance with system, state, regional and federal academic and educational policies.
Associate Provost for Organizational Development & Faculty Relations
The Associate Provost Organizational and Faculty Development provides oversight and leadership for the process leading to the scheduling of classes and providing oversight of faculty recruitment, faculty relations and evaluation; and assists the Provost in the day-to-day management of the Office of the Provost and shares in accountability for all aspects of Academic Affairs via substantial interaction with deans and senior administrative staff. Complete other projects as assigned.
Miguel Martinez-Saenz, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education & Student Support Services
The Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education and Student Support is responsible for overseeing University-level undergraduate efforts that support undergraduate experience providing direction to a number of university-wide programs that serve undergraduate students and coordinating the development and implementation of academic policies and procedures related to undergraduate education to ensure the attainment of an integrated student experience for each undergraduate. In this context the person will be responsible for the planning, coordinating and directing of all the education administrative functions relating to support of Undergraduate Studies, Advising Center, Academic Learning Center, Honors Program, First Year Experience and Division of General Studies. Responsibility for this job will also entail maintaining and enhancing relationships with two-year community and technical colleges and four-year universities including the accomplishment of the system wide goal of full transferability of students from among the public institutions within the State of Minnesota. Complete other projects as assigned.
Daniel Gregory, Associate Provost of Research and Dean of Graduate Education
At the direction of the Provost, the Associate Provost will provide advocacy for and leadership of graduate education, research and sponsored programs in a manner that leverages the complimentary relationship between graduate studies and research. Create and maintain an infrastructure to foster high quality scholarship research, and creative activity at the University. The individual would be responsible for all compliance, review and reporting associated with the conduct of research and scholarship and delivery of graduate education. Job also entails review and development of graduate program improvement and new programs as well as focus on recruitment and admission of graduate students in cooperation with graduate committee and other deans and academic departments. The successful candidate will be the University representative to all external constituencies regarding Graduate Education and Research. Complete other projects as assigned.
Cathy Meyer, Senior Accounting Officer
Ms. Meyer serves as chief accounting officer for the Academic Affairs unit regarding personnel budgets, work load analysis, budget modeling, and the academic affairs budget.
Greta Abel, Administrative Assistant to the Provost
Ms. Abel provides administrative support to the Provost.
Diane Glade, Senior Office and Administrative Specialist
Ms. Glade provides administrative support to the Associate Vice President for Curriculum, Assistant Vice President for Faculty Relations, and Special Assistant to the Provost. Duties include administrative assistance for campus curriculum process, policies, articulation agreements, general education program, external reviews, accreditation, requests from students asking for exceptions to policies, and classroom scheduling. In addition, Ms. Glade serves as the editor of the Undergraduate Bulletin.
Mary Otremba,, Senior Office and Administrative Specialist
Ms. Otremba is responsible for classroom scheduling and maintenance of Resource 25, and assists students and parents with special requests, student appeals, the handling of probation and suspension forms, and sign-up for commencement.