Provost & Academic Vice President

Provost's Office Personnel

Provost and Academic Vice President

Dr. Manoochehr ZoghiDr. Manoochehr Zoghi

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, Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs, University Technology, and the Office of the Registrar.


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Associate Provost for Budget, Personnel, and Research

Dr. Russell MorganDr. Russell Morgan

Responsibilities: WIU/UPI contract; University grievance officer; budget; personnel; summer school; oversight of Center for Innovation in Teaching and Research and Office of Sponsored Projects.

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Associate Provost for Undergraduate and Graduate Studies and Strategic Planning

Dr. Mark MossmanDr. Mark Mossman

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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Director, Office of Assessment, Accreditation and Strategic Planning


Responsibilities: direct consultation and collaboration for University activities to centralize assessment, accreditation, and strategic planning; coordinate assessment and reassessment activities for the institution and individual disciplines; develop continuous improvment models.

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Provost's Staff


Amy HodgesAmy Hodges, Administrative Aide

Responsibilities: serve as initial contact for the office; provide administrative support to the Associate Provost for Budget, Personnel, and Research; assist with WIU/UPI contract administration, including University Timetables, retention, tenure, promotion, and merit applications, sabbaticals, performance evaluations, and grievances; track degree completion requirements; coordinate Lincoln Student Laureate Award; process administrative and faculty tuition waivers.

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Brenda McConnellBrenda McConnell, Administrative Assistant

Responsibilities: serve as initial contact for the Provost's office; provide administrative support to the Provost; maintain Provost’s calendar; coordinate the Distinguished Faculty Lecture event; assist with preparation of commencement ceremonies and University Assembly; collaborate with the President's office to coordinate visits by Federal and State legislators and other dignitaries; responsible for faculty moving expense reimbursement; coordinate office operations; schedule appointments and travel for Associate Provosts; collaborate with the Associate Provost for Undergraduate and Graduate Studies and Strategic Planning and academic departments for external program reviewers' contracts, scheduling, expenses, and payments; responsible for fiscal management of Provost's office budgets.

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Linda ProsiseLinda Prosise, Administrative Assistant to the Provost

Responsibilities: maintain, revise, and prepare undergraduate catalog for publication; assist with new academic program proposals, curricular revision and review, and reports required by Illinois Board of Higher Education and Illinois Articulation Initiative; manage program review process; assist with coordination of Founders' Day celebration; compile Consolidated Annual Report; organize University Calendar Committee; maintain office web site.

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