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Administrative Staff

This page provides a more complete view of the various duties and responsibilities of the administrative staff for the Office of the Provost.


Central Administration

Angie Pickens Administrative Coordinator for the Provost


Angie serves as the internal and external point of contact for all requests of the provost, coordinates administrative workflow for the executive office, manages the provost’s calendar, and assists and organizes provost-sponsored meetings.

Heather Cockrum Events Coordinator for the Provost


Heather serves as the coordinator for provost-sponsored events and the project manager for internal office initiatives.

Jen Roder Communications Manager for the Provost


Jen oversees internal and external communications for the Office of the Provost, including social media, website, provost newsletter, and presentations. Jen also provides marketing and promotional support for office events and initiatives.

Academic Affairs

Shelby Bacon Assistant to Interim Vice Provost Ozlem Kilic


Shelby serves as the initial point of contact for all internal and external requests for the vice provost for academic affairs. She also supports various committees and activities within academic affairs and assists with the vice provosts calendar and scheduling.

Enrollment Management

Elizabeth Tampas-Dixon Administrative Coordinator for Vice Provost Kari Alldredge


Elizabeth serves as the point of contact for all requests of the vice provost for enrollment management, coordinates administrative workflow for the vice provost, and assists with the vice provost calendar and scheduling.

Faculty Affairs

Melanie Finnegan Assistant Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs & Director of Academic Personnel Services


Melanie serves to oversee key processes and actions related to faculty, including hiring, review, as well as tenure and promotion.

Jennifer Western Senior Academic Personnel Specialist


Jenn serves as the point of contact for Interfolio processes, tenure-track appointments and reviews, faculty leave and other academic personnel actions.

VACANT Academic Personnel Specialist


 

VACANT Executive Administrative Assistant to VPFA


 

Megan Gast APS Process Coordinator


Megan serves as the point of contact for faculty credentialing, Interfolio processes related to faculty review, promotion, and tenure, and other data tracking and projects.

Global Engagement

Amy Gregory Administrative Coordinator for Vice Provost Neisler


Amy serves as the point of contact for all requests of the vice provost for international affairs, manages the vice provost’s calendars and compiles meeting agendas, and coordinates internal strategic development initiatives.

The Graduate School

Millie Cheatham Administrative Coordinator to Vice Provost and Dean Dixie Thompson


Millie serves as the point of contact for all requests of the vice provost and dean, coordinates administrative workflow, serves as the office manager for the Graduate School, and coordinates Graduate School sponsored programs and events.

Finance & Administration

Michael Bookmyer Director of Academic Finance


Michael provides oversight of the provost academic budget and executive human resource function, supervises finance and administration staff, develops and reviews provost business process and policy, and conducts financial planning and analysis.

Karen West Business Manager, Academic Affairs


Karen manages the day to day operations of the provost office budget, oversees the financial and human resources operations of academic affairs units, and develops, implements, and manages department E&G and restricted budgets.

 


 

Connie Beatty Administrative Support Assistant


Connie manages provost’s and vice provosts’ guest traffic and phone calls, and provides administrative support to the Provost’s Office.

Student Success

Jenny Flatford    Administrative Coordinator to Vice Provost Amber Williams


Jenny serves as the initial point of contact for all requests of the vice provost for student success, coordinates administrative workflow for the vice provost, and assists with the vice provost calendar and scheduling.