Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education

Gabe Etzel, B.S., M.A.R., M.Div., D.Min.

The Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education is responsible for viewing and recommending organizational structures and appointing personnel to manage and execute the functions of academic programs. This position assesses the purposes, effectiveness, and quality of current and proposed academic programs and organizational structures offered through the university’s residential and online venues. The Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education oversees the appointment and evaluation of faculty members and academic administration necessary for the maintenance of specific appointed colleges/schools, departments, and programs, oversees the approval process of continuing education requests for all faculty, and provides an academic perspective and feedback to the University Registrar on issues, policies, and decisions being deliberated upon.  The Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education serves as the Provost’s Representative to the Faculty Senate, Faculty Curriculum Council (FCC), and all Faculty Senate Organizational Committees, and reviews and endorses all undergraduate curriculum and serves as the Provost Representative to the Office of Spiritual Development. The Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education serves as a liaison between selected academic schools/units and the Office of the Provost, reviewing requests related to budget, hiring, program creation, and operations within those units.