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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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



Amy ChambersAmy Chambers, 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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Becky EbeyBecky Ebey,  Academic Contract Specialist

Responsibilities: process contracts for academic/administrative employees, including regular, supplemental, summer session, and overload payments; counsel supervisors and employees regarding policies related to employment, including furloughs, leave time (e.g., Parental Leave and/or FMLA Leave), sick/vacation eligibility, usage and records, bereavement leave, pay spread/salary calculations, and performance monitoring and evaluation for employees not covered by the bargaining unit; perform on-boarding process for new hires.

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Bradley Huffer Bradley Huffer, Office Support Associate

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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Brenda McConnellBrenda McConnell, Office Administrator

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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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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Dana VanBebberDana VanBebber, Office Manager

Responsibilities: serve as main point of contact for Academic Personnel; monitor status of open and closed positions; proof and send out offer letters; maintain personnel files for administrative and faculty employees; maintain monthly time reporting system, including assigning timecard supervisors and providing support to employees and supervisors regarding monthly time reporting; process administrative and faculty employment verifications; perform updates for the employee directory.

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