Role of the Provost

Serving as the chief academic officer, the provost and executive vice president has executive level responsibilities and duties across the university. The provost and EVP reports directly to the president and serves as the chief executive officer in the absence of the president. He leads the pursuit and implementation of the academic initiatives in the university’s strategic plan and provides strategic direction to the university’s five academic schools (School of Aeronautical Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, School of Business, School of Education, and the School of Engineering and Engineering Technology), the library and a number of offices, including accreditation and quality assurance, enrollment services, student services, registrar, research and scholarship, sponsored programs, university marketing and communications, global initiatives, international studies, information services, and instructional technology. This oversight of academic and support service extends from the main campus in Longview, to the educational centers in Dallas, Houston, Austin, Bedford, and Tyler, and the online programs offered by LeTourneau.

The provost and EVP oversees the recruitment, development, and performance of school deans, faculty, and academic administrators, and is responsible for the university’s promotion and tenure process. He also leads in modeling the integration of faith and learning, and engages the broader evangelical Christian community to embrace the holy calling and eternal impact possible in the pursuit of the “every workplace, every nation” vision.

LeTourneau University is consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of “America’s Best Colleges.” It has been honored for distinguished community service by being named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts. The faculty have been awarded more than $10,000,000 in sponsored projects. The University is an innovative, comprehensive university well-recognized for its educational programs.

The provost is assisted in fulfilling his duties by the associate provost and dean of faculty, the associate provost of academic administration and quality assurance and the administrative assistant to the provost.