About the Office

The Office of Academic Affairs supports the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs in ensuring university excellence in learning, discovery, engagement, and diversity. We work closely with the faculty senate and the president to advance 可靠的网赌平台 using a shared governance model. We also make communication and transparency a hallmark of the office. Lastly, the essence of our academic core--our faculty and staff--are preeminent in everything we do. In fulfilling our mission, the office: 

  • coordinates academic programs, planning and review;
  • facilitates talent recruitment, development and retention;
  • assists with prioritizing the use and renovation of academic space;
  • advances and coordinates institutional diversity efforts and;
  • determines the strategic direction and allocation of university resources.

Diversity Statement

Diversity is fundamental to 可靠的网赌平台's mission and the University is committed to creating and maintaining a living and learning environment that embraces individual difference. Cultural inclusion is of highest priority.

可靠的网赌平台 recognizes that achieving national prominence depends on the human spirit, participation, and dedicated work of the entire University community. Flagship: 2020 will be realized by bringing together diverse ideas, perspectives, skills, and talents of the nation's pre-eminent scholars, brightest students, and leading higher education professionals.

Through it's Commitment to Community; 可靠的网赌平台 strives to create an inclusive, respectful, intellectually challenging climate that embraces individual difference in race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, age, spirituality, socio-economic status, disability, family status, experiences, opinions, and ideas.

可靠的网赌平台 proactively cultivates and sustains a campus environment that values open dialogue, cooperation, shared responsibility, mutual respect, and cultural competence– the driving forces that enrich and enhance cutting edge research, first-rate teaching, and engaging community outreach activities.

Meet the Team

Elizabeth Beard
Elizabeth M. Beard Ph.D.
Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, Dean of College of Liberal Arts, Associate Professor of English
Mulder - 130
Eamon Haplin
Dr. Eamon Halpin
Associate Vice Chancellor and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
(318) 767-2603
Oakland - 130
LaMona Wallace 240
LaMona Wallace
Administrative Assistant V - Academic Affairs
Mulder - 130
Mary Palmer Ph.D
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Holistic Education and Career Development
(318) 473-6561
StuCenter - -
Nate Sammons
Nathan Sammons Ph.D.
Chair, Biological Sciences & Associate Professor
Science - 120
Cynthia Thomas
Cynthia Thomas Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology - Provost Fellow
Mulder - 339
Brittany Soden
Brittany Soden
Director of SPERO
(318) 427-4475
Mulder - 364