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A Special Appeal to Faculty

Dear colleagues,

This semester has been difficult. It has been hard on you, and it has been very hard on our students. They have told us they feel disconnected, have trouble making friends, and miss the opportunities to get to know classmates and discuss their studies. They miss the serendipitous encounters and impromptu conversations that we have taken for granted in the past and that turn out to be essential to their academic success. Our students need connection, and they need our help in providing that connection.

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Donde Plowman
Chancellor

John Zomchick
Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor


The provost oversees the university’s academic mission. He works with the chancellor to set priorities, implement the university’s strategic plan and guide the education of both undergraduate and graduate students.

The office is charged with managing the university’s enrollment, developing and implementing academic programs and policies, allocating budget resources to the various academic colleges and units, and maintaining the support infrastructure for both students and faculty.

All academic programs across the campus report to the provost, along with the Graduate School, University Libraries, Enrollment Management and various academic support offices.