Academic Affairs Officers Committee

The MASU Academic Affairs Officers (AAO) Committee represents the heart of the public university mission. Provosts are the chief academic officers of universities and are traditionally considered to be the second-in-command under a president or chancellor. Under this committee’s jurisdiction are all academic topics, including such issues as academic freedom, curricula, enrollment, program design and delivery, student success, transfer, accreditation, K-12 alignment, faculty development, and research. The AAO Committee also executes the Academic Program Review process. Each university submits its new academic programs and any major programmatic revisions to this committee for peer review and approval. This mutual accountability balances university independence with quality assurance. The committee also oversees the annual selection of the Michigan Distinguished Professors of the Year.

As with all MASU committees, during their convenings, members of the AAO Committee provide insight on the implications of current state and federal policy issues and fiscal dynamics affecting Michigan’s public universities. Contemporary higher education topics and trends are examined through the lens of academic affairs officers, with strategic consideration given to such factors as college access and affordability, academic quality, instructional innovation, student success, and public-private partnerships.

Central Michigan University
Dr. Mary Schutten, Provost/Executive Vice President
112 Warriner Hall
Mt. Pleasant, MI 48859
(989) 774-7162

Eastern Michigan University
Dr. Rhonda Longworth

Provost and Executive Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs

Ypsilanti, MI 48197
106 Welch Hall
(734) 487-3200

Ferris State University
Dr. Paul Blake, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
1201 S. State Street - CSS 310
Big Rapids, MI 49307
(231) 591-2300

Dr. Leonard Johnson, Associate Provost of Academic Operations

1201 S. State Street, CSS 310D

Big Rapids, MI 49307

(231) 591-3798

Grand Valley State University
Dr. Maria C. Cimitile, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
One Campus Drive - 3090 JHZ
Allendale, MI 49401-9403
(616) 331-2400

Lake Superior State University
Dr. Lynn Gillette, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
650 W. Easterday Avenue
Sault Ste. Marie, MI 49783
(906) 635-2211

Michigan State University

Dr. John Gaboury

Associate Provost for Academic Services
Administration Building
426 Auditorium Rd., Room 438

East Lansing, MI 48824-1046
(517) 355-5767

Michigan Technological University
Dr. Jacqueline E. Huntoon, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
1400 Townsend Drive - Administration Building-Room 411A
Houghton, MI 49931
(906) 487-2327

Northern Michigan University
Dr. Kerri Schuiling, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
610 Cohodas Administration Center
Marquette, MI 49855
(906) 227-2920

Oakland University
Dr. James Lentini, (Chair) Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs

371 Wilson Boulevard
205 Wilson Hall
Rochester, MI 48309
(248) 370-2100

Saginaw Valley State University
Dr. Deborah Huntley, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
338 Wickes Hall
University Center, MI 48710
(989) 964-4296

The University of Michigan
Dr. Martin Philbert, Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
3074 Fleming Administration Building
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1340
(734) 764-9292

The University of Michigan-Dearborn
Dr. Catherine Davy, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
4901 Evergreen - 1080 AB
Dearborn, MI 48128-1491
(313) 593-5030

The University of Michigan-Flint

Dr. Susan E. Alcock, Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

303 East Kearsley Street - 229 University Pavilion
Flint, MI 48502-1950

(810) 762-3177

Wayne State University
Dr. Keith Whitfield, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
656 W. Kirby, 4092 F/AB
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 577-2433

Dr. Darin Ellis, Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Undergraduate Affairs
4117 Faculty/Administration Building
Detroit, MI 48202
(313) 577-2024

Western Michigan University
Dr. Jennifer P. Bott, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
1903 West Michigan Avenue
Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5204
(269) 387-2378

Dr. David S. Reinhold, Associate Provost for Undergraduate Studies
(269) 387-4564