Office of the Provost

News and Updates

Posted Date: October 23, 2020

In our ongoing efforts to provide our students with an outstanding learning experience despite all the challenges presented with COVID-19, I’m pleased to share we have identified an additional area on campus that can be used for quiet study space in the evening. Read more »

Posted Date: September 30, 2020

Fall is in the air! Just as seasons change, we change as well. I am so amazed with the resilience and adaptability of our students, faculty, and staff in response to the current reality of campus life during the COVID-19 pandemic. I’m reminded of a quote from Socrates, “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”

While things look and feel different these days, it is more important now than ever that we stay connected, inspired and support each other during these challenging times.  I encourage you to reach out to your peers via email, a handwritten note, a quick phone call, etc. I really believe that personal touch will make a big difference in someone’s day. There are many ways to interact with one another while following the health and safety protocols. Mask up, distance yourself, and be safe! Read more »

Posted Date: August 31, 2020

Every ten years our Institution goes through a rigorous, multifaceted reaffirmation process with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC.) It serves as the common denominator of shared values and practices among the diverse institutions in the Southeast region of the US.

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Posted Date: August 31, 2020

As you know, COVID-19 has and will continue to impact our world both personally and professionally for an indefinite period of time. Like you and so many others, I am navigating the new normal of remote work, homeschooling, and concern for the health and safety of loved ones.

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Posted Date: August 26, 2020

It’s great to have all our new students on board and welcome back our returning students. As our orientation activities and white coat ceremonies conclude, we now shift to the heart of the Fall semester. It’s certainly not what I imagined but I am so appreciative of the extraordinary teamwork, dedication, and resilience to advance our purpose of transforming lives to improve the lives of others!

Beginning this month, the campus community will notice a sustained uptick in on-campus activities now that all programs are progressing into their “return to learn” components. The following highlights specific days and times where those activities will peak in volume and are important to be aware of in the upcoming weeks.

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