May I see by a show of hands how many know what a provost does? That’s what I thought. I’ll do my best to explain my role and connection to students.
A provost is a college’s chief academic officer. I am responsible for ensuring that your education is of the highest quality and opens doors for you in your field of choice. In doing this, I work closely with faculty, deans, associate deans and others throughout the College.
As provost, I also have the privilege and pleasure of welcoming and introducing you to Macomb. Whether you are new to our campuses or a returning student, let me point out the people and places that can make your time here enriching and rewarding.
In G Building on South Campus and H Building on Center, you will find a dedicated staff of counselors and advisors. Hopefully, you have already visited one of them and she or he has set you on the right path toward success, however you personally would define that term.
If you do hit a speedbump – perhaps with that first college term paper or mastering macroeconomics – the Reading and Writing Studios and the Learning Centers, both free and located in the libraries, are here to help. Who knows, you may even get me as your tutor!
Student Life and Leadership, with offices adjacent to the cafeterias, keeps things lively with everything from Ted Talks to field trips (Chicago anyone?), while Career Services, located near the counseling offices, can help you find employment – both now and after you graduate.
There are many other great things about Macomb that I will leave you to discover on your own. For now, I wish you all the best as you pursue your goals in higher education. And don’t hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or suggestions.
Best wishes for a great semester!