The Provost, the chief academic officer of the university, reports directly to the President. At Georgia State, the Provost oversees the development and implementation of the university’s academic programs and policies, and supervises the deans, Associate Provosts and the Vice Presidents for Student Affairs, and Research and Economic Development. As chief academic officer, the Provost directs international initiatives and study abroad, graduate policy and programming, institutional effectiveness, strategic planning, assessment of learning outcomes and academic programs. Additionally, the Provost directs activities in the recruitment, hiring, retention and promotion processes for faculty positions.
In conjunction with the senior administration of the university, the Provost develops and manages the university budget allocated to academic programs and functions. The Provost also represents the university to system-level bodies such as the Regents Advisory Committee on Academic Affairs, and to other academic affairs interest groups in organizations to which the university belongs such as the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities and the American Council on Education.