Interim Provost

Dr. Steven R. Moser

Dr. Steven Moser, interim provost and VP for academic affairsDr. Steven Moser began serving July 1, 2015, as provost and vice president for academic affairs on an interim basis.

He most recently was Professor of Music and Dean of our College of Arts and Letters, and he has nearly 30 years of experience in various teaching and administrative positions at The University of Southern Mississippi and Texas Christian University.

He came to the University in 1990 as director of the Pride of Mississippi and a Music Education professor specializing in instrumental conducting. He remains active in the field as a conductor and adjudicator.

Dr. Moser earned his Ph.D. from The University of Southern Mississippi, an M.M.E. from Texas Christian University, and a B.M. from the University of Mississippi. He is a 2007 fellow of the Management Development Program in the Graduate School of Education at Harvard University and a 2013 Aspen Institute Wye Fellow.

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What is a provost?

The provost is the chief academic officer and the senior university officer next to the president.

The provost is the president's principal adviser in all matters pertaining to the development of a well-conceived and organized curriculum, administered and taught by a faculty of the highest qualifications.

The provost oversees planning for the university's educational programs and works with the vice presidents and deans in accomplishing the university's educational objectives. The provost oversees budget development by the colleges and monitors these budgets throughout the academic year.

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