Office of the Provost

Wilson Hall, Room 205
371 Wilson Boulevard
Rochester, MI 48309-4486
(location map)
(248) 370-2190

Oakland University Provost, Dr. Rios-Ellis, smiling at the camera.

The Provost

The Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost is the chief academic officer of the University. The provost advises the president on all matters pertaining to excellence in undergraduate and graduate education. The Provost promotes research and creative endeavors among faculty and students, and advances the public service mission of the institution. The provost articulates a strategic vision for the division of academic affairs and sets long-range goals to achieve it.

The provost works closely with the deans to provide learning experiences that support the successful graduation of Oakland University’s students. Academic units reporting to the provost include:

In addition the provost has responsibility for leaders that oversee administrative units that contribute to the success of the mission of academic affairs and the university including: The Senior Associate Provost (Academics), Associate Provost (Academic Services), Dean for Graduate Education, Vice President for Research, and Director for Undergraduate Education.