Mission Statement

The mission of the Provost and Office of Academic Affairs is to sustain an academically-focused environment that promotes the University’s evolution as one of the state’s premier comprehensive and diversified institutions of higher education. The Office endeavors to advance its mission through:

  • Academic programs responsive to market demands;
  • Effective and flexible learning and support services;
  • Globalization of the institution’s academic footprint;
  • Sponsored research capacities for facilitating technology transfer from research discovery commercial development;
  • Data-driven operating processes;
  • Forward-thinking educational and scientific technology infrastructure;
  • Excellence in scholarship (research, professional community; intellectual creativity); and
  • Promotion of sustained professional development in all students and faculty.