Currently, we have three associate provosts and one assistant provost: Dr. Charlene Alexander, Dr. Jennifer Bott, Dr. Marilyn Buck, and Dr. Robert Morris. Each of them focuses on specific areas within the university.
Diversity in the Ball State community is an important and necessary goal of the university's strategic plan. Charlene Alexander, associate provost for diversity, is helping the university move forward with its efforts by conducting diversity programs, offering lectures, and other diversity-related resources. Alexander, along with others, promotes policies that will continue to move Ball State forward in the area of diversity.
Jennifer Bott oversees Online and Distance Education and iLearn, bringing together student support, instructional design, and faculty and administrative services for online and distance education. She is also an associate professor of management and has earned a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) certification.
Marilyn Buck, associate provost and dean of University College, oversees undergraduate education, plans and implements new programs, and represents the Division of Academic Affairs in all university-wide curriculum considerations. She can help you if you have questions about undergraduate curriculum, including the University Core Curriculum, academic advising, and academic support services for student athletes.
Questions about research and the Graduate School should be directed to Robert Morris, associate provost for research and dean of the Graduate School. Morris has stated that he is always looking for ways for Ball State to go beyond the excellent research and graduate programs already in place.
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