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Office of the Provost


The Office of the Provost is committed to creating structures and processes in a culture where faculty, staff, and students can thrive so that, together, we will accomplish the university’s mission.

Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Tony Roark
Portrait of Tony Roark, Interim Provost

Dr. Tony Roark joined the faculty at Boise State University in 2000. He has held several administrative appointments at the University, including Department Chair of Philosophy, Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He currently serves as Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. Dr. Roark holds a doctoral degree in Philosophy from the University of Washington and has applied his academic training in volunteer positions on the City of Boise’s Ethics Commission and the Idaho State Department of Education’s Professional Standards Commission, as well as publishing his research in the area of the history of Philosophy.

What is a Provost?

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is the senior academic officer of the University. The Provost oversees all academic activities and provides leadership in all matters related to academic programs. The deans and leaders of academic administrative units report to the Provost.

The President of the University charges the Provost with:

» Academic quality and student success
» Ensuring a positive learning and working environment
» Implementation of the University’s Strategic Plan
» Institutional accreditation and accountability
» Recruiting and maintaining a top-quality faculty
» Managing academic appointments, tenure, and promotion
» Leading the university’s internationalization efforts

Contact the Provost

1910 University Drive
Administration Building, ADM 202
Boise, Idaho 83725-1001

Telephone: (208) 426-1202