About Academic Affairs

The Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs & Provost oversees academic and budgetary policy and priorities, ensures the quality of the faculty and student body, and helps to maintain educational excellence.

The VCAA/Provost reports to the Chancellor and serves as the university’s chief academic and budget officer. She/he provides leadership for mission-driven academic and co-curricular endeavors and functions, coordinates academic affairs initiatives and programs with other university divisions, directs activities surrounding the implementation and achievement of the academic mission, and coordinates university budget and planning activities.

The Division of Academic Affairs at the University of Illinois Springfield comprises the four academic colleges (College of Business & Management, College of Education & Human Services, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, and College of Public Affairs & Administration) as well as Brookens Library and the Center for State Policy & Leadership. The division also includes the Center for Academic Success & Advising; Graduate Education; Graduate Assistantships; Information Technology Services; Institutional Research; Online, Professional, & Engaged Learning; Performing Arts Services; Research & Innovation, and Undergraduate Education.


The Provost’s Office advances the UIS vision, mission, and strategic goals by providing coordination among units both within the Division of Academic Affairs and across the entire campus. The Provost’s Office exercises leadership in the formulation of academic policies and ensures adherence to those policies. It coordinates university planning and budgeting activities and promotes innovation in teaching, research, and service.