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Office of Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs (OAA), under the leadership of the Senior Vice President and Provost, supports the academic, research and service goals of the University. OAA works with administrators, faculty and staff to strengthen academics across campus and increase student success.


Transition After Retirement Program (TARP)

The TARP is designed to allow employees to transition from active employment into retirement with limited duties, by maintaining a presence on campus through a variety of means. TARP is an ongoing program and will operate with a rolling application window.

RelatedVoluntary Early Retirement Incentive Program

Provost's Update to Campus:

Academic Program Review | Voluntary Retirement Program | Five-Star Fridays (Feb. 20, 2018)

Academic Program Review | New faculty startup funds | RTP and merit guidelines (Dec. 1, 2017)


Faculty/Staff Resources:

2015 Award Recipients: Teaching, Research, Service, Diversity and Student Success

2014 Award Recipients: Teaching, Research, Service, Diversity and Student Success

2013 Award Recipients: Teaching, Research and Service

Newly Tenured and Promoted Faculty

Distinguished Professors (1980 - present)

Emeritus Faculty 


Board of Trustees

Contract Professional Advisory Committee

Faculty Senate

Staff Employees Advisory Committee

University Council

University Rules

Help a Zip

Know a student who is having difficulties?  Use Help a Zip to alert campus professionals who will intervene and offer support.


Rex Ramsier
Executive Vice President/Chief Administrative Officer
Phone: 330-972-7593

Vice Provosts:

Sarah M.R. Cravens
Vice Provost for Strategic Initiatives and C. Blake McDowell, Jr. Professor of Law
Phone: 330-972-2332

Chand Midha
Vice Provost, Executive Dean-Liaison to Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences and Executive Dean, Graduate School
Phone: 330-972-7644


Kim Haverkamp
Manager, Strategic Initiatives
Phone: 330-972-8411

Patti Huth
Administrative Coordinator, Provost Office
Phone: 330-972-7593

Joan Kaye
Senior Executive Administrative Assistant
Phone: 330-972-8295

Laurel Rooks
Manager, Academic Affairs
Phone: 330-972-5144