Welcome to the Office of the Provost

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The Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs is the chief academic officer for Tarleton State University, providing leadership for all of Tarleton’s academic enterprises including each school, college, research center, and institute. The Provost oversees the quality of instructional programs and research through collaborative work with the president, deans, department chairs, faculty, regents and others. The Provost provides academic vision and leadership while promoting, and supporting, excellence in teaching, learning, and research. The Provost along with deans, departmental chairs, and other Vice Presidents, address issues such as effective planning, good management, and program reviews. Additionally, the Provost is responsible for overseeing academic and budgetary planning and priorities.

Together with the academic deans, the Provost helps ensure the quality of the faculty by administering and monitoring procedures and criteria for faculty appointments and promotions, working conditions, and tenure. The Provost works to ensure the quality of student learning by overseeing the curriculum and encouraging transformative learning experiences in undergraduate and graduate education. In addition, the Provost coordinates recruiting and admissions for undergraduate and graduate programs.

Sincerely,

Dr. Diane M. Stearns

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Meet The Team

Dr. Diane Stearns
Dr. Diane Stearns
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Email:[email protected]
Phone:(254) 968-9992
Dr. Aimee Shouse
Dr. Aimee Shouse
Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Curriculum, Assessment & Faculty Affairs and Dean of Faculty
Email:[email protected]
Phone:(254)968-9598
Dr. Kelli Styron
Dr. Kelli Styron
Interim Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Student Academic Success & Achievement
Email:[email protected]
Phone:(254) 968-9462
Dr. Diane Stearns
Dr. Diane Stearns
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Email:[email protected]
Phone:(254) 968-9992
Dr. Aimee Shouse
Dr. Aimee Shouse
Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Curriculum, Assessment & Faculty Affairs and Dean of Faculty
Email:[email protected]
Phone:(254) 968-9598
Dr. Kelli Styron
Dr. Kelli Styron
Interim Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Student Academic Success & Achievement
Email:[email protected]
Phone:(254) 968-9462
Dr. Kim Rynearson
Dr. Kim Rynearson
Dean of the College of Education and Human Development
Email:[email protected]
Phone:(254) 968-9916
Dr. Chris Shao
Dr. Chris Shao
Dean of the College of Business
Email:[email protected]
Phone:(254)968-1944
Dr. Ramona Parker
Dr. Ramona Parker
Executive Dean of the College of Health Sciences
Email:[email protected]
Phone:(254) 968-1694
Dr. Rafael Landaeta
Dr. Rafael Landaeta
Dean of the Mayfield College of Engineering
Email:[email protected]
Phone:(254)459-5601
Dr. Eric Morrow
Dr. Eric Morrow
Dean of the College of Liberal and Fine Arts
Email:[email protected]
Phone:(254) 968-9141
Dr. Barry Lambert
Dr. Barry Lambert
Dean of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources
Email:[email protected]
Phone:(254) 968-9227
Dr. Michael Huggins
Dr. Michael Huggins
Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics
Email:[email protected]
Phone:(254)968-9713
Dr. Nathan Heller
Dr. Nathan Heller
Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs and Acting Dean for the College of Graduate and Virtual Studies
Email:[email protected]
Phone:(254)968-9420

Colleges & Schools

Tarleton State University has six academic colleges and four schools that aim to create an outstanding learning atmosphere for students and faculty alike. Check out our colleges and the academic excellence they have to offer.