About Us

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.

Office of the Provost Staff

  • Dr. Tony Roark, Interim Provost

    Tony Roark, Ph.D.

    Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

    • 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
    • Lead the university’s internationalization efforts
    Administration Building, ADM 202
    • 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
    • Lead the university’s internationalization efforts
  • Commencement, Spring, John Kelly photo

    Zeynep Hansen, Ph.D.

    Vice Provost for Academic Planning

    • Academic Planning
    • Institutional Research
    • Oversight of the development of new program proposals
    • Planning and management of the institutional accreditation process for Boise State University
    • Periodic Review of academic departments
    Administration Building, ADM 202
    • Academic Planning
    • Institutional Research
    • Oversight of the development of new program proposals
    • Planning and management of the institutional accreditation process for Boise State University
    • Periodic Review of academic departments
  • Portrait of Andrew Finstuen

    Andrew Finstuen, Ph.D.

    Interim Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies

    • Promote academic success and retention of undergraduate students
    • Oversight of Undergraduate Studies units:
        • Advising & Academic Support Center
        • Center for Teaching & Learning
        • Institute for STEM & Diversity Initiatives
        • University Foundations
    • Partner with Student Affairs on undergraduate enrollment initiatives
    Administration Building, ADM 202
    • Promote academic success and retention of undergraduate students
    • Oversight of Undergraduate Studies units:
        • Advising & Academic Support Center
        • Center for Teaching & Learning
        • Institute for STEM & Diversity Initiatives
        • University Foundations
    • Partner with Student Affairs on undergraduate enrollment initiatives
  • Portrait of Michelle Payne

    Michelle Payne, Ph.D.

    Assistant Provost for Academic Leadership and Faculty Affairs

    • Academic leadership
    • Faculty development and support
    • Resources for academic leaders
    Administration Building, ADM 202
    • Academic leadership
    • Faculty development and support
    • Resources for academic leaders
  • Portrait of Erin Muggli

    Erin Muggli

    Executive Assistant to the Provost, Project Manager for Undergraduate Studies

    • Administrative support for Provost and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies
    • Coordination of Academic Affairs initiatives
    • Grade appeal / academic grievance issues
    Administration Building, ADM 202
    • Administrative support for Provost and Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies
    • Coordination of Academic Affairs initiatives
    • Grade appeal / academic grievance issues
  • Karen Hansen, Provost, studio portrait

    Karen Hansen

    Senior Coordinator of Academic Affairs Operations

    • Oversight of Provost-authority Academic Affairs budgets
    • Coordinate Academic Affairs annual budget request process
    • Manage resource-related Memorandum of Agreements
    Administration Building, ADM 202
    • Oversight of Provost-authority Academic Affairs budgets
    • Coordinate Academic Affairs annual budget request process
    • Manage resource-related Memorandum of Agreements
  • Holly Mikesell, Provost, Faculty/Staff Portrait, Fall

    Holly Mikesell

    Project Coordinator for Academic Planning

    • Unified Strategic Planning for academic departments
    • Management of the institutional accreditation process
    • Assistance with new program proposals
    • Institutional management of program changes with Idaho State Board of Education
    Administration Building, ADM 202
    • Unified Strategic Planning for academic departments
    • Management of the institutional accreditation process
    • Assistance with new program proposals
    • Institutional management of program changes with Idaho State Board of Education
  • Angela Hurley, Office of the Provost, Portrait, Photo by Allison Corona

    Angie Hurley

    Project Coordinator for Faculty Development

    • Academic leadership council
    • Faculty promotion and tenure process
    • Emeriti Guild liaison
    Administration Building, ADM 202
    • Academic leadership council
    • Faculty promotion and tenure process
    • Emeriti Guild liaison
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    Lynnea Compton

    Administrative Assistant II

    • Support for Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
    • Administrative coordination for Faculty Senate
    • Office of the Provost administrative support
    Administration Building, ADM 202
    • Support for Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
    • Administrative coordination for Faculty Senate
    • Office of the Provost administrative support