Office of the Provost / Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Mark Schwehn

Administrative responsibilities for the academic programs at Valparaiso University reside in the Office of the Provost. Dr. Mark R. Schwehn 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 Office of Institutional Effectiveness, the Chapel and Church Vocations, 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:

Special Assistant to the Provost Dr. Renu Juneja
Areas of Responsibility:

Renu Juneja

  • Diversity & Inclusion Programs
  • Board Support
  • Title IX - Barbara Schmidt, coordinator

Dr. Juneja's office is located in the Arts and Sciences Building, Room 363.

She can be contacted at 219-464-6879.


Associate Provost Dr. David L. Rowland
Areas of Responsibility:

David Rowland

Assistant Provost Dr. Rick Gillman
Areas of Responsibility:

Rick Gillman


Assistant Provost Dr. Jaishankar Raman
Areas of Responsibility:

Jaishankar Raman

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