Academic Affairs

Meet the Provost

Dr. Kim Greer

Dr. Kim GreerDr. Kim Greer was named Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs effective November 2022. Dr. Greer acts as the university’s Chief Academic Officer and serves as the institutional leader in the president’s absence.

As the second-ranking officer of the university, Dr. Greer provides

  • leadership for the University’s overall academic, budgetary and planning processes, and
  • oversight of its academic programs, research, global programs, enrollment, and student affairs.


Dr. Greer has been employed 24 years at three public institutions of higher education, with 11 years of successful experience in academic leadership positions. She has seen promotions from Department Chairperson to Dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, and Interim Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs to Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.

Dr. Greer has served as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at California State University, Stanislaus from 2017-21 and Interim Provost at Cal State East Bay from 2021-22. Prior to moving to California, she served as dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Dr. Greer also served for two years as interim associate provost at MSUM and in that role supported a number of university-wide academic initiatives while managing financial and other material resources for the Division of Academic Affairs.


Dr. Greer is a supportive administrative partner who deeply values authentic leadership, collaboration and empowering effective teams. Throughout her career, she has demonstrated a passion for assuring access and success for all students and a commitment to faculty excellence and shared governance. She strives to build strong, positive relationships across campus and in the community. Dr. Greer was named the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences’ distinguished professor in 2009 and participated in the Higher Education Resource Services Leadership Institute as well as the Irvine New Leadership Network.

Most recently, Dr. Greer joined three colleagues in higher education to launch Provident Consults LLC to partner with higher education institutions on strategic planning, project management, grant writing and executive coaching.

If you would like to know more about the Interim Provost or to invite her to your event, please contact us or fill out the meeting/event request form.

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