Maria Cimitile

Maria C. Cimitile is Provost and Executive Vice President for the Academic and Student Affairs Division. The Division fosters a vibrant intellectual community to create and deliver exceptional academic and co-curricular programs and services. The work of the Division encourages and supports students, faculty and staff towards achievement of their education and professional goals, through robust planning, assessment and improvement processes.

As chief academic officer, the Provost is responsible for articulation of the university's vision of academic distinction; the development and administration of academic and student affairs programs; policies relating to instruction, curriculum, student life, and continuing education; faculty and academic staff appointments and performance assessments; and scholarship and community service initiatives among faculty.

Dr. Cimitile began her appointment in 2017. She is committed to collaborative leadership, shared governance, excellence in teaching, innovative scholarship, strategic planning, high impact learning experiences, and purposeful academic service to the community.


Chris Harper and fellow faculty members have found numerous ways to optimize the learning experience and connection to students as they conduct classes virtually. GVNext will be showcasing their stories.

Associate Professor Paola León, replaces office hours with special virtual gathering to help stay connected with students. Read more on the GVNext article


COVID-19 Resources

For Faculty/Staff

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For Students

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Lakers Together

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