Associate Provost for Academic Programs

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APAP Lizette ChevalierDr. Lizette R. Chevalier, Associate Provost for Academic Programs, has primary administrative responsibility for development and coordination of academic and curricular matters on the SIU Carbondale campus. This position is essential to ensuring that the Office of the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs is responsive to the need of our students, faculty, colleges and departments regarding all academic and student matters.

  • Oversight and management of curricular matters including New Units of Instruction (NUI), Reasonable and Moderate Extensions (RME), and requests for new course fees (Form 100)

  • Oversight of program reviews and accreditations

  • Liaison to Faculty Senate and Graduate Council on program changes

  • Oversee student academic appeals

  • Collaborate with SIU Vice President for Academic Affairs on BOT and IBHE reports

  • Oversees preparation and submission of state legislative reports

  • Chairs the undergraduate teaching and curricular committee, which coordinates the University’s excellence in teaching awards

Dr. Chevalier earned her BS in Civil Engineering from Wayne State University and her MS and PhD in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Michigan State University.  She joined the SIU Department of Civil Engineering in 1995 as an Assistant Professor.  She earned tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1999.  She served as the Chair of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering from 2002-2008.  She was promoted to Full Professor in 2007.  She served as the Acting Associate Dean for the College of Engineering from 2010-2012, becoming permanent Associate Dean from 2012-2017.  She has been the Associate Provost for Academic Programs since March, 2017.