Provost & Academic Vice President
Provost's Office Personnel
Provost & Academic Vice President
Dr. Kenneth Hawkinson
Responsibilities: Chief Academic Officer; academic and internal leadership for the Division of Academic Affairs; primary representative for the President in his absence; oversight of Academic Colleges, University Libraries, Centennial Honors College, Center for International Studies, and Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs.
Associate Provost for Budget, Planning & Personnel
Dr. Kathleen Neumann
Responsibilities: WIU/UPI contract; University grievance officer; budget; personnel; planning; IBHE liaison; summer school; oversight of Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research, Distance Education and Extended Studies, Office of the Registrar, and Office of Sponsored Projects.
Associate Provost for Undergraduate & Graduate Studies
Dr. Nancy Parsons
Responsibilities: School of Graduate Studies; First Year Experience; Assessment of Student Learning; Higher Learning Commission liaison and re-accreditation co-chair; academic program review and accreditation; curriculum development; IBHE liaison for curriculum; ex-officio to CCPI, CGE, and Graduate Council.
Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs
Dr. Ronald Williams
Responsibilities: enrollment management and student retention; Academic Affairs transfer coordinator; Illinois Articulation Initiative; 2 + 2 agreements; Community University Partnership Program; Underrepresented Minority Fellowships; Southern Regional Education Board campus coordinator; oversight of University Advising and Academic Support Center and Expanding Cultural Diversity; commencement; student issues and complaints; ex-officio to CAGAS.
Pam Brown, Administrative Aide
Responsibilities: provide administrative support to the Provost; maintain Provost’s calendar; assist with preparation for commencement ceremonies; coordinate the Distinguished Faculty Lecture event; assist with the operations of the office.
Kathy Chambers, Chief Clerk
Responsibilities: serve as initial contact for the office; provide secretarial support to the Provost; coordinate office operations; schedule appointments and travel for Associate and Assistant Provosts; coordinate immigration process for faculty; coordinate Lincoln Student Laureate Award; monitor FYE peer mentors and FYE class fund use.
Cindy Lotz, Administrative Clerk
Responsibilities: serve as main point of contact for Academic Personnel; maintain personnel files for administrative and faculty employees; answer questions regarding employment contracts, monthly time reporting, leaves of absence, and pay spread/salary calculations for administrative and faculty employees; process employment transactions; process administrative and faculty employment verifications.
Sara Payne, Administrative Clerk
Responsibilities: assist with WIU/UPI contract administration, including University Timetables, retention, tenure, promotion, and PAA applications, sabbaticals, performance evaluations, and grievances; track degree completion requirements.
Linda Prosise, Administrative Assistant to the Provost
Responsibilities: undergraduate catalog revision; assist with new academic program proposals, curricular revision and review, and reports required by Illinois Board of Higher Education and Illinois Articulation Initiative; coordinate New Student Convocation; maintain office web site.
Letisha Trepac, Assistant to the Academic Vice President for Budget and Personnel
Responsibilities: monitor Academic Affairs budgets; administer personnel functions related to faculty and administrative employees; provide training related to budget and hiring procedures for fiscal agents and supervisors.
Janelle Worthington, Academic Contract Specialist
Responsibilities: process personnel and contractual records for administrative/ academic employees, including regular, supplemental, summer session, and lump sum payments; update personnel information on MVS; provide monthly time reporting assistance; perform sick and vacation maintenance.
Student Administrative Office Assistants
Responsibilities: provide clerical and general office support for the Provost's Office.
Back Row (left to right): Tamera Pratt, Gabriella Dempsey, Erin Ekstedt
Front Row (seated): Karisa Wilson