Vice Provost for Graduate Education

Scott Hicks, B.S., M.B.A., Ph.D.

The vice provost for Graduate Education is responsible for reviewing and evaluating graduate curriculum, program quality, and impact. This position collaborates with academic leaders on new program development and implementation, assuring efficiency and effectiveness in the delivery of graduate programs. The vice provost is responsible for development, review, and implementation of university-wide graduate level academic policies. The vice provost for Graduate Education assists the provost and deans in support of program and regional accreditation efforts, supports faculty research and scholarship, and has oversight and management of institutional research. The vice provost supports and facilitates the development of grant requests and support of funded research. He also works collaboratively with deans and graduate program directors to enhance the quality of graduate and professional education, as well as ensuring that graduate students receive the best possible educational experience.