Provost & Academic Vice President

Provost's Office Personnel

Interim Provost & Academic Vice President

Dr. Kathleen NeumannDr. Kathleen Neumann

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.


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Interim Associate Provost for Budget, Planning & Personnel

TBDDr. Russell Morgan

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.

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Associate Provost for Undergraduate & Graduate Studies

Dr. Nancy ParsonsDr. 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.

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Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs

Dr. Ronald WilliamsDr. 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.

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Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs, Quad Cities Campus

TBDDr. Kristi Mindrup

Responsibilities: oversees Academic Affairs at the Quad Cities campus.

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Provost's Staff


Pam BrownPam 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.

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Kathy Chambers Kathy Chambers, Staff 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.

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Cindy LotzCindy 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.

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Sara PayneSara 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; process administrative and faculty tuition waivers.

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Linda ProsiseLinda 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.

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Letisha TrepacLetisha 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.

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TBDTBD, 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.

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Student Administrative Office Assistants

Student 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