Mark BiermannAdministrative responsibilities for the academic programs at Valparaiso University reside in the Office of the Provost. Mark L. Biermann, Ph.D., is provost and executive vice president for academic affairs. The provost serves in a position similar to that of a chief operating officer in the corporate setting and functions as the chief executive officer in the absence of the president. In addition to providing leadership for academic programs, the provost has oversight for the Vice President for Student Affairs, the Chapel and Church Vocations, Christopher Center for Library and Information Resources, and The Cresset. The major academic units at Valparaiso University are:

Also part of the administrative structure of the Office of the Provost and playing significant roles in the academic environment on campus are:

Rick Gillman
Rick Gillman

Associate Provost Rick Gillman, D.A.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • Faculty Affairs
  • Experiential & Service Learning
  • Student Advising
  • Core Curriculum Oversight
  • Sponsored Research – Rasha Abed, associate director
  • Undergraduate Research, Cynthia Rutz, assistant director
  • Valparaiso Institute for Teaching and Learning (VITAL) – Cynthia Rutz, director of Faculty Development, and Jen Gregory, director of Instructional Design

Jaishankar Raman

Assistant Provost Jaishankar Raman, Ph.D.

Areas of Responsibility:


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Stacey Miller

Assistant Provost for Inclusion and Student Success Services Stacey Miller, Ed.D.

Areas of Responsibility:

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