Executive Leadership

Vice Provosts

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Brian Payne, Ph.D.

The Vice Provost for Academic Affairs is responsible for overseeing program development, program review, academic student support initiatives, undergraduate studies, the Center for High Impact Practices, the Honor's College, the Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships, the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and Assessment, the School of Continuing Education, and the Center for Cybersecurity Education and Research.


Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs & Strategic Initiatives

Katherine "Kate" Hawkins, Ph.D.

The Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs and Strategic Initiatives is responsible for overseeing the administration of faculty appointments; policies and procedures; orientation and mentoring programs for faculty, chairs, and deans; international programs; teaching awards and faculty recognition programs; and other strategic initiatives within the Division of Academic Affairs.

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Robert Wojtowicz

Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School

Robert Wojtowicz, Ph.D.

The Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School is responsible for providing leadership and promoting a culture of excellence in graduate education across all six of the University's colleges; serving as a resource for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate faculty and administrators; and administering two interdisciplinary degree programs: Ph.D. Biomedical Sciences, M.S. in Data Science and Analytics. The Barry Art Museum reports to the Graduate School.