The Overarching Goal of the Provost’s Office: To educate and develop students holistically to fulfill the mission of the University through stellar academic and student development programs and services; to provide technological and physical resources within a vibrant learning, living, and serving community of scholarship and faith, led by distinguished faculty and staff.
Academic Programs – To provide vigorous undergraduate and graduate liberal arts, professional, life-long education and services based upon a vital Christian interpretation of truth and life leading students to a consistent life of worship, servant leadership, stewardship, and world outreach.
Student Development – To provide a life changing student development program and services within a decidedly Christian residential community by caring for the needs of a diverse student body in ways that foster the holistic growth of each individual.
Intercollegiate Athletics – To provide a comprehensive and competitive intercollegiate athletic program that fosters the holistic growth and development of student athletes, builds school spirit, and advances the purposes of the University.
Information Technology – To provide leadership for current and emerging technologies that promote and support student learning, enrollment management, and the administrative technology goals and needs of the University.
The Provost’s Council is composed of the provost’s direct reports and is responsible for overseeing strategic program planning and assessment, establishing resource priorities, and developing policy for the University’s integrated academic and student life program.
The provost leads and supervises a program team that includes:
- Dean of international programs and Director of the Spencer Centre for Global Engagement
- Dean of liberal arts
- Dean of natural and applied sciences
- Dean of professional and graduate studies
- Dean of business
- Dean of faculty development and director of the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence (CTLE)
- Dean of student development
- Director of intercollegiate athletics and Assistant to the Provost for the Bahamian Global Engagement Program
- Chief information officer and director of information technology
- Director of assessment and quality improvementoinstitutional research analyst
- Administrative assistant to the provost
Dean of International Programs and Director of the Spencer Centre for Global Engagement: Dr. Christopher Bennett
The dean of International Programs is responsible for effectively administering all aspects of the University's international programs. As the director of the Spencer Centre for Global Engagement the dean administers and directs the overall plan of the centre, including the oversight and development of the programs, personnel, and policies necessary to achieve the vision and goals of the Centre and that support the overall mission of the University.
Dean of the School of Liberal Arts: Dr. Thomas Jones
The dean of the School of Liberal Arts is responsible to plan, organize, direct, assess, and control the academic functions of the departments of Biblical Studies Christian Education & Philosophy, Art, Music,Communication Arts, Modern Languages, English, Economics, Geography, History, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology.
Dean of the School of Natural and Applied Sciences: Dr. Bill Toll (interim)
Reporting to the provost, the dean of the School of Natural and Applied Sciences is responsible to plan, organize, direct, assess, and control the academic functions of the departments of Bioogy, Chemistry, Physics, Math,Computer and System Sciences, and Environmental Science.
Dean of the School of Professional and Graduate Studies: Dr. Connie Lightfoot
Reporting to the provost, the dean of the School of Professional and Graduate Studies is responsible to plan, organize, direct, assess, and control the academic functions of the departments of Business, Education, Social Work, and Physical Education and Human Performance as well as oversees the graduate programs in Environmental Science, Business Administration, Higher Education Student Affairs, and World Religions.
Dean of the School of Business: Dr. Lawrence Belcher
Reporting to the provost, the dean of the School of Business is responsible to plan, organize, direct, assess, and control the academic functions of the department of Business.
Dean of Faculty Development and Director of CTLE: Dr. Faye Chechowich
The dean of faculty development, in addition to fulfilling a half-time faculty appointment, oversees and administers the plans and policies for the professional growth and development of the faculty and directs the Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence. Working collaboratively with Faculty Development and Candidate Interview Committees (FDCIC) the dean recommends sabbaticals, alternative assignments, and faculty development grants to the provost. The dean also oversees new faculty orientation and academic chapel.Dean of Student Development?Dr. Skip TrudeauThe dean for student development is responsible ?to effectively lead all aspects of student life, including residence life, spiritual development, student activities, and career development and counseling services. The dean develops and implements a comprehensive "whole person focused" student life program by building strong relationships between curricular and co-curricular programs.
CIO/Associate VP for Information Technology: Mr. Rob Linehan
The CIO provides overall leadership, coordination, supervision, evaluation and physical management of the information services unit and staff. The CIO is responsible to lead and oversee the development and implementation ofIT strategic planning, information security and policy related to information technologies and services. The CIO will provide the necessary leadership to accomplish the strategic information technology plan and priorities as identified through the University's planning process.
Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Assistant to the Provost for the Bahamian Global Engagement Program: Dr. Angie Fincannon
The Director of Intercollegiate Athletics ensures that a comprehensive and competitive intercollegiate athletic program is provided that fosters the holistic growth and development of student athletes, builds school spirit, and advances the purposes of the University. As assistant to the provost for the Bahamian Global Engagement Program, Dr. Fincannon oversees the implementation of a program that will recruit Bahamian students, offer Taylor students the opportunity to study at the College of the Bahamas, participate in sports ministry, as well as develop partnership relationships with several host churches.
Director of Assessment and Quality Improvement: Brent Maher
The director of assessment and quality improvement will manage the requirements of the Academic Quality Improvement Program (AQIP) in ways that advance student learning and the continuous quality improvement goals included in the Taylor University 2016 Academic Vision and Plan. The director is responsible for providing leadership for institutional assessment and the testing program.
Institutional Research Analyst: Mr. Stephen Dayton
The institutional research analyst (IRA) provides support for institutional research and University-wide planning activities that include data enriched decision making.The IRA maintains and produces the TU Dashboard Report Card and the Executive Dashboard, and is responsible for collecting, maintaining, forecasting, analyzing, trending, projecting and reporting institutional data for strategic planning and assessment purposes; responding to surveysand requests for information from federal, state, public, and private agencies; providing technical assistance andad hoc reports as requested by the University community; and annually preparing the University Fact Book in print and web-based formats, and coordinating the administration and reporting of the bi-annual alumni survey. Provides technical research support, data analysis and reports for the provost and members of the University Cabinet. In addition, the IRA works closely with various University staff and offices, including Information Technology, the Office of the Registrar, Human Resources Office, and responds to ongoing and ad hoc requests for institutional information. The IRA is required to establish confidence as a consultant in ways that influence and encourage decision makers to recommend policy, processes, and program changes based upon reports and data.
Administrative Assistant: Mrs. Laurie Green
The administrative assistant has overall responsibility for coordinating, managing, and implementing the work of the Provost's Office including supporting the work of the provost and Board of Trustees as requested. The administrative assistant is responsible for budget management, preparing reports, maintaining the web site, scheduling meetings, handling correspondence, preparing presentations, and ensuring the Provost's Office operates efficiently and effectively and when requested assisting the President's Office. The provost's administrative assistant coordinates the logistical arrangements for the Provost's Council meetings