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Office of the Provost

Executive Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Dr. Amy Chasteen

Dr. Amy ChasteenThe 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.


Executive Vice Provost Areas of Oversight

   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 Services
Career Counseling, Professional Development, and Job/Internship Placement

Office of Undergraduate Scholarships   
Freshman and Transfer Scholarships, Financial Literacy, Nationally Competitive Scholarships


   Teaching and Learning

The Center for Faculty Development

New Faculty Programs, Pedagogical Support, Faculty Leadership Institute, Academic Integrity

The Center for Community Engagement

The Speaking Center

The Writing Center


   Online Learning


Strategic marketing and recruitment, proctoring, workshops and training


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.

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Office of the Provost
Lucas Administration Building

Hattiesburg Campus

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