Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

The Provost and Vice President of Indiana State University provides administrative leadership for all academic activities, academic priorities, and faculty affairs of the University to increase student success.

Welcome!

Portrait photo of a White male and dark hair with a suit and tie looking at the camera with a blue background. I'd like to welcome you to the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Indiana State University offers a comprehensive array of academic and licensure programs that lead graduates to self-enrichment and to productive careers in the professions, government, business, and industry. Our distinguished faculty, supported by a dedicated professional staff, is committed to the advancement, dissemination, and application of knowledge and is actively involved in projects of local, national, and international interest.

This page will provide you with information about the curriculum, programs, and services that are available through the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. I encourage you to explore the exciting opportunities that Indiana State University has to offer its students and faculty members.   

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About the Office of the Provost and Vice President

The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs coordinates faculty recruitment, academic program development and review, student success programs, Commencement, research and economic development, international and global initiatives, and community outreach and service.

Academic Affairs Mission and Vision

Meet the Provost and Vice President

Provost Christopher J. Olsen, PhD, is the Chief Academic Officer and Vice President of Academic Affairs for Indiana State University, providing primary administrative leadership, direction, and evaluation for all academic activities and faculty affairs of the University. The Provost collaborates with the President in setting overall academic priorities for the University. Reviewing the University’s Strategic Plan, the Provost works closely with the Vice President of Student Affairs to expand student pathways and access to higher education and increase student success and completion.

The Provost also oversees the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management to help guide the University’s recruitment and retention efforts. The Provost maintains a close working relationship with the leadership of the University Faculty Senate. The Provost is also the chairperson of the Commencement Committee.

The Provost Oversees the Following Colleges, Centers, and Offices

  • College of Arts and Sciences 
  • Scott College of Business 
  • Bayh College of Education 
  • College of Health and Human Services 
  • Bailey College of Engineering and Technology 
  • Office of Graduate Studies 
  • Honors College 
  • University College 
  • Center for Global Engagement 
  • Cunningham Memorial Library 
  • Office of Academic Affairs 
  • Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Belonging 
  • Office of Enrollment Management and University Marketing 
  • Office of Information Technology 
  • Office of Institutional Research 
  • Office of the Registrar 

Provost’s Advisory Council Members