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Dr. James P. Lentini
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost

Division of Academic Affairs

It is with immense pleasure that we welcome Dr. James P. Lentini to the Academic Affairs Office as the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. 

The Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost is the University’s chief academic officer with general responsibilities for the University’s academic programs, personnel, and resources. The Provost has direct oversight responsibility for the  College of Arts and Sciences and the  Schools of Education and Human Services,  Business Administration,  Engineering and Computer ScienceNursing,  Health Sciences and the Oakland University William Beaumont  School of Medicine.

The Provost also has oversight responsibility for the  RegistrarHonors CollegeKresge Library,  Outreach, the  Office of Research, the Office of  Graduate Education and Academic Administration, the Office of  Undergraduate Education, the  Office of Institutional Research and Assessment and the  Eye Research Institute. The primary duty of the Provost is to ensure the quality of education and research at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels. In chairing the Academic Council and the Deans’ Council, the Provost works directly with senior academic administrators and faculty on the campus to achieve this mission.