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.
Office of the Provost and Executive VP for Academic Affairs
Welcome from the Provost
Welcome to the website for the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Texas State University. We have designed this site as a resource for those who would like to learn more about academic programs, policies and activities at the university.
When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the Higher Education Act on our campus in 1965, he opened the doors to students who had thought college opportunities were out of reach. Today, that social contract remains at the heart of Texas State’s mission and is expressed through our strategic goals as we seek to:
- Promote the success of all students.
- Offer high quality academic and educational programming.
- Achieve significant progress in research and creative activity as measured by national standards.
- Provide the necessary services, resources, and infrastructure to support the university's strategic direction.
To reach these goals, we work with the faculty of the academic units, President’s Cabinet, Council of Academic Deans, Faculty Senate, Council of Chairs, staff, students, and the community and other stakeholders to develop academic priorities and provide resources to move them forward. The provost’s office ensures excellence in all teaching, research and service activities that benefit the educational needs of Texas’ diverse population and affirms that shared governance, academic freedom, and high standards for professional excellence are the hallmarks of higher education.
Thank you for your interest in the work of the provost’s office. Please contact us if we can assist you in learning more about Texas State University.
Pranesh Aswath, Ph. D.
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
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.