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Role and Mission

What is the Provost's Role?

The provost and 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.


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