Provost & Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Main Content
Dr. Susan M. Ford
The Provost is the Chief Academic Officer for Southern Illinois University. The Provost reports to the Chancellor and collaborates in setting overall academic programs and priorities for the University and allocates funds to carry these priorities forward. The Provost provides leadership in recruitment of prospective national and international students, student retention, faculty hiring, promotion and tenure, outreach to the community, and overall student support. Our office is responsible for ensuring students' academic success.
We also serve our campus community by overseeing all forms of academic activities, including: personnel, budgets, information technology, faculty training, assessment and program review, and student affairs. The individual colleges and departments that report to the Provost work collectively to ensure all of our students' success.