Chris Plouff

Chris Plouff is Interim 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. Plouff began his interim appointment in August 2021. He continues a tradition of collaborative leadership, shared governance, excellence in teaching, innovative scholarship, strategic planning, high impact learning experiences, and purposeful academic service to the community.


Sookkyung Cho said she has learned when teaching piano that a central goal is to be responsive to students. Cho, associate professor of piano, had to maximize that notion during this academic year as she figured out a way to teach students piano while staying socially distanced. Read more on the GVNext article

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