Office of the Provost
Office of the Provost
The Executive Vice Provost supports the work of the Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, serving as the Provost’s designee in his absence and actively contributing to strategic planning, academic program oversight, budget management, and resolution of personnel issues across academic affairs.
In addition to broad work developing and implementing priorities in the division of academic affairs, Dr. Chasteen has primary responsibility for retention and student success; teaching and learning initiatives; advisement and registration processes; and online learning at the institution. She also serves as the primary point of contact within the Provost’s office for student appeals, grievances, and complaint resolution.
Dr. Chasteen holds a Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Michigan (1998). Her academic background includes specializations in gender and sexuality studies, diversity, culture and belief systems, and social change. Her academic research is now primarily focused on understanding generational differences, the power of culture and social change, and the dynamics of our increasingly diverse educational and work environments.
Ms.%20Raquel%20Goley is the Assistant to the Executive Vice Provost, and she manages her calendar, works with students seeking grade appeals, and manages responses to students on probation, among other responsibilities.
Advisement, Student Records, and Financial Aid
Office of the Registrar
Official Bulletins, University Calendar, Grade Entry, Graduation and Degree Application
University Advisement Center
First-year student advisement, Advisor Resources, Student Resources
Bower Center/Student Academic Enhancement Program
Academic support and guidance for Student Athletes
Office of Financial Aid
Federal and State Financial Aid, FAFSA verification
Student Retention, Development, and Success
The Center for Student Success
First-Year Programs, Academic Coaching, Sophomore and Transfer Student Success, Parent & Family Association
TRiO/Student Support Services Program
Academic workshops, tutoring, and holistic support for eligible students
Luckyday Citizenship Scholars Program
Scholarship program for Mississippi students with exceptional service, leadership, and community engagement
Career Counseling, Professional Development, and Job/Internship Placement
Teaching and Learning
The Center for Faculty Development
New Faculty Programs, Pedagogical Support, Faculty Leadership Institute, Academic Integrity
Each of these areas work collaboratively together to support the mission of the University and the success, well-being, and growth of our students and faculty.