Provost's Cabinet Members

The Provost’s Cabinet is chaired by the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs. Membership includes:

  • Deans from each of the seven Colleges and the University Libraries
  • Vice Provosts from Academic and Student Support units 
  • Office of the Provost Administrative Staff

Chris Plouff, Interim Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic & Student Affairs


Academic Units

Jennifer Drake, Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Diana Lawson, Dean, Seidman College of Business
Sherril Soman, Dean, College of Education and Community Innovation 
Paul Plotkowski, Dean, Padnos College of Engineering and Computing
Teresa Beck, Acting Dean, College of Health Professions
Mark Schaub, Dean, Brooks College of Interdisciplinary Studies
Lola Coke, Acting Dean, Kirkhof College of Nursing
Annie Bélanger, Dean, University Libraries


Academic and Student Support

Aaron Haight, Acting Vice Provost for Student Affairs and Dean of Students
Kara Van Dam, Vice Provost for Graduate and Lifetime Learning
Christine Rener, Vice Provost for Instructional Development and Innovation
Robert Smart, Vice Provost for Research Administration


Office of the Provost Administrative Staff

Edward Aboufadel, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Suzeanne Benet, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Bonnie Bowen, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Ellen Schendel, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs
Sonia Dalmia, Interim Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
Mary Albrecht, Executive Associate for Administrative Operations