Office of the Provost and Executive VP for Academic Affairs

Welcome from the Provost

To the University Community

I extend my warmest greetings to each and every member of the Texas State University community. As the new Provost and EVP for Academic Affairs, I am delighted to embark on this exciting journey alongside a vibrant academic community. Joining the Bobcat family has  filled me with a sense of anticipation and eagerness to contribute to the rich academic tradition that defines this institution.

My priority is to foster meaningful relationships with our distinguished faculty, dedicated staff, and talented students. I believe that collaboration and open communication are key to a thriving academic environment, and I am committed to working closely with each of you to enhance our collective academic experience.

I look forward to embracing the unique strengths and aspirations of Texas State University as we continue to build on the foundation of excellence that defines this institution. Additionally, I am eager to collaborate with the entire university community to ensure that our academic pursuits align seamlessly with the broader goals of the university and the overarching mission of the Texas State University System.

In the coming weeks and months, I am excited to engage in conversations, listen to your insights, and learn more about the remarkable work that is being done within our academic community to ensure the success of our students and the research enterprise. Together, I am confident that we can contribute to the continued success of Texas State University and its aspirations to be the next R1 and Texas Tier 1 university.

Thank you for the warm welcome, and I am honored to be a part of this academic family.  I am committed to leading with transparency, collaboration, and a shared sense of purpose. 

Warm Regards,
Pranesh Aswath, Ph. D.
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Quality Academic Programs

The mission of the Division of Academic Affairs is to provide quality academic programs, supported by effective teaching and scholarship, which enables students to learn and become thoughtful and productive citizens.

What is the Provost's Role?

The provost and executive vice president for academic affairs is Texas State University’s chief academic officer and the highest-ranking university official after the president.
As the senior member of the president’s cabinet, the provost plays a central role in all institutional decisions and in creating an academic vision for the university. All academic colleges, departments and programs report to the provost, who is responsible for all academic policies, including those affecting faculty appointment, development, promotion and tenure.

The provost represents the university with key constituents, including The Texas State University System Board of Regents, the Texas Legislature and the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. In the president’s absence, the provost serves as the chief executive officer of the university.

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