Office of the Provost and Vice President


I'd like to welcome you to the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. Indiana State University offers a comprehensive array of academic and licensure programs that lead graduates to self-enrichment and to productive careers in the professions, government, business, and industry. Our distinguished faculty, supported by a dedicated professional staff, is committed to the advancement, dissemination, and application of knowledge and is actively involved in projects of local, national, and international interest.

The links on this page will provide you with information about the curriculum, programs, and services that are available through the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. I encourage you to explore the exciting opportunities that Indiana State University has to offer its students and faculty members.  

Christopher J. Olsen

Christopher J. Olsen, Ph.D.,

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs


The Provost is the Chief Academic Officer of the University, providing primary administrative leadership, direction, and evaluation for all academic activities and faculty affairs of the University. The Provost collaborates with the President in setting overall academic priorities for the University. As part of the University’s strategic plan, the Provost works closely with the Vice President of Student Affairs to expand student pathways and access to higher education, and increase student success/completion. The Provost also oversees the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management to help guide our recruitment and retention-related efforts. The Provost maintains a close working relationship with the leadership of the University Faculty Senate. Recommendations made by the Faculty Senate, on behalf of the campus faculty, are regularly communicated in writing and in person to the Provost and the President.  The Provost is also the chairperson of the Commencement Committee.

In partnership with deans, faculty, and staff, the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs coordinates faculty recruitment, academic program development and review, student success programs, commencement, research and economic development, international and global initiatives, and community outreach and service. Our objective is to help students achieve their highest level of success by developing and maintaining excellence throughout the university’s academic endeavors.

The Provost oversees the following colleges, centers, and offices:

  • College of Arts and Sciences
  • Scott College of Business
  • Bayh College of Education
  • College of Health and Human Services
  • College of Technology
  • College of Graduate and Professional Studies
  • Honors College
  • University College
  • Center for Global Engagement
  • Cunningham Memorial Library
  • Office of Academic Affairs
  • Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Office of Enrollment Management and University Marketing
  • Office of Information Technology
  • Office of Institutional Research
  • Office of the Registrar


Dr. Nancy Rogers, Vice President, University Engagement

Dr. Michele Soliz, Vice President, Student Affairs

Dr. Neslihan Alp, Dean, College of Technology

Dr. Bradley Balch, Dean, Bayh College of Education

Dr. Gregory Bierly, Dean, Honors College

Mrs. Robin Crumrin, Dean, Cunningham Memorial Library

Dr. Denise Collins, Dean, College of Graduate and Professional Studies

Dr. Terry Daugherty, Dean, Scott College of Business

Dr. Caroline Mallory, Dean, College of Health and Human Services

Dr. Linda Maule, Dean, University College

Dr. Bassam Yousif, Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Mr. Robert Barley, Chief Information Officer, Information Technology

Dr. Rana Johnson, Associate Vice President, Inclusive Excellence, and Strategic Initiatives, Equal Opportunity and Title IX

Dr. Susan Powers, Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs

Dr. Jason Trainer, Vice Provost, Enrollment Management

Dr. Christopher McGrew, Director, Center for Global Engagement

Ms. Patricia McClintock, Director, Institutional Research

Mrs. Jennifer Keller, Executive Assistant, Provost

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