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The Staff of the Office of the Provost & Executive Vice President - Columbus State University

Academic Affairs

The Staff of the Office of the Provost & Executive Vice President

Mailing Address:

Columbus State University
Office of the Provost and Academic Affairs
4225 University Avenue
Richards Hall 3rd floor
Columbus, GA 31907


(706) 507-8960


(706) 569-3168

Dr. Pat McHenry
Dr. Pat McHenry

Dr. Pat McHenry

Interim Provost and Executive Vice President
Richards Hall, 306

Oversight of:

  • Academic Colleges
  • Honors College
  • Research & Graduate Studies
  • University Libraries
  • Academic Calendar
  • Academic Facilities Utilization
  • Center for Global Engagement | International Affairs
  • Continuing & Professional Education
  • Office of the Registrar
  • First-Year Experience and Learning Support
  • Academic Center for Tutoring

Dr. Tim Howard
Dr. Tim Howard

Dr. Tim Howard

Vice Provost
Richards Hall, 308

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • SACSCOC Institutional Accreditation Liaison
  • Academic Accreditation
  • Academic Curriculum
  • CSU Advise
  • eCore institutional liaison
  • Faculty Qualifications
  • General Education
  • Oversight of Institutional Research & Effectiveness
  • Momentum Approach
  • Part-time Faculty Agreements
  • Summer Teaching Agreements
  • Transfer of Student Academic Credit

Dr. Alicia Bryan
Dr. Alicia Bryan

Dr. Alicia Bryan

Associate Provost/AVP for Faculty Affairs and Academic Innovation
Richards Hall, 317
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Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Academic Affairs Planning Calendar
  • Campus Policy Coordination
  • Course Evaluation System
  • Create Care Representative
  • CSU Week of Excellence
  • Faculty Awards
  • Faculty Evaluation System
  • Faculty Handbook
  • Faculty/Student Appeals and Grievances
  • Oversight of State Authorization
  • Promotion and Tenure Policies and Procedures
  • Center for Experiential Learning & Career Design
    • Center for Online Learning (COOL)
    • Faculty Center for the Enhancement of Teaching & Learning
    • New Faculty Orientation

Mr. Ismael Bhatti
Mr. Ismael Bhatti

Mr. Ismael Bhatti

Academic Affairs Data Analyst
Richards Hall, 302

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Manage Faculty Information in OneUSG and Banner
  • Faculty Contracts
  • CourseLeaf Administrator
  • Qualtrics Administrator
  • Oversight of Academic Catalog
  • University Curriculum Support
  • Watermark Administrator
    • Faculty Success
    • Aqua
    • Taskstream
    • Planning & Self-study

Kaylen Deal
Kaylen Deal

Kaylen Deal

Assessment Coordinator
Richards Hall, 309

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Institutional Effectiveness
    • Comprehensive Program Review
    • Department Annual Review
    • General Education Assessment
    • SLO Assessment Reporting (formerly Academic Program Review)
    • Strategic Plan Assessment

Amber Dees
Amber Dees

Amber Dees

State Authorization and Academic Compliance Coordinator
Richards Hall, 313

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • State Authorization
  • Southern Region Education Board (SREB) Electronic Campus
  • Institutional Review Board Coordinator
  • Dr. Gregory P. Domin Graduate Conference
  • Faculty Research Conference

Ms. Suzy Gunnels
Ms. Suzy Gunnels

Ms. Suzy Gunnels

Executive Assistant
Richards Hall, 304

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Executive Assistant to the Provost
  • Administrative Assistance for the Office of Academic Affairs
  • Academic Planning and Organizational Assistance

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