Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

 Provost Anthony M. Lowman

Anthony M. Lowman
Provost/Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs
856.256.4108
lowman@rowan.edu


Meet the Provost


The Provost is the Chief Academic Officer of the University. Reporting directly to the President, the Provost's principal responsibilities include academic and financial oversight of all undergraduate and graduate academic programs and the hiring of faculty, librarians, professional staff and other personnel in collaboration with the Deans of the Colleges of Business, Communication and Creative Arts, Education, Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Performing Arts, Science and Mathematics, School of Health Professions, the School of Earth and Environment and the Honors College. The Associate Provost for Rowan University Libraries also reports to the Provost.

The Provost represents the President, when so designated, with internal and external constituents. Within the University, he chairs the Provost Senior Staff and the Deans Council, and is a member of the President's Executive Cabinet.

 

Dr. Roberta Harvey 2021

Roberta Harvey
Vice President for Academic Affairs
856.256.5140
harvey@rowan.edu

The Vice President for Academic Affairs oversees two campus offices/programs:
Assessment
Center for Academic Innovation


Roberta Harvey, Vice President for Academic Affairs, works closely with the Provost and the leadership of other divisions to coordinate and support institutional priorities. She is responsible for institutional accreditation, curriculum development and approval, learning outcomes assessment, academic policies, and documentation of strategic effectiveness and achievement of mission. She serves as the Middle States Commission on Higher Education Accreditation Liaison Officer for Rowan University and represents the University on two subcommittees of the New Jersey Presidents' Council, the Academic Issues Committee and the Transfer Committee.

 

 Mariano Savelski

Mariano Savelski
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
856.256.4052
savelski@rowan.edu

 

The Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs works closely with the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs on matters related to faculty hiring, re-contracting and tenure, promotion, sabbatical leave, professional development, and adjusted load program. The Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs oversees the Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and also serves as point of contact of the Office of the Provost in the University Senate T&R, Promotion, and Sabbatical Leave Committees.  

 

Rory McElwee

Rory McElwee
Vice President for Student Affairs
856.256.5187
mcelwee@rowan.edu

 

The Vice President for Student Affairs provides leadership for student-oriented academic policies and processes and for the Division of Student Success.  This includes administration of the Academic Integrity, Academic Standing, Grade Dispute, and GPA Forgiveness Processes. The Division of Student Success provides numerous services to support all students in achieving their academic, career, and personal goals. With a focus on student holistic well-being, dedicated professionals provide expert support and intervention for students through University Advising & Student Support Services, the Academic Success Center, the Office of Career Advancement, and the Office of Pre-Health Programs.

 

Jeff Bonfield

Jeff Bonfield
Director of Assessment
856.256.5116
bonfield@rowan.edu

The Director of Assessment coordinates assessment activities for the university, including the assessment of student learning and institutional effectiveness.  He works with faculty and staff to obtain meaningful data that will inform decisions that affect teaching, curriculum, and administrative actions.  This work promotes institutional improvement and supports the university’s regional and discipline-specific accreditations.  He is also the system administrator for the university’s assessment management system. 

  

Tricia Conte

Tricia Conte
Fiscal Affairs Manager, Academic Affairs
856.256.4031
contep@rowan.edu


Mrs. Conte serves as the Fiscal Affairs Manager for the Provost/Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs. Her duties include managing the academic affairs budgets, reviewing and processing all faculty hires and processing all new faculty hiring paperwork.  She also manages the Banner Faculty Load and Compensation system to process all adjunct faculty pay.    She handles the advertising for the academic affairs division and prepares faculty load analysis data reports and other statistical reports.


Lynn Oberkehr

Lynn Sanders
Director of Operations
856.256.4106
oberkehr@rowan.edu


Ms. Oberkehr serves as managing administrative assistant to the Provost/Sr. Vice President. Her duties include support for the Academic Affairs Committee of the Board of Trustees, coordinating reports from the Division of Academic Affairs, maintaining the Provost/Sr. Vice President's calendar and assisting the Provost/Sr. Vice President at meetings and University functions. Ms. Oberkehr oversees the operations of the Provost office and provides the necessary support to ensure implementation and/or completion of projects assigned to the office. In addition, she works cooperatively with University faculty, administration and staff to accomplish goals and tasks of the University.


Lynne Hentschke

Lynne Hentschke
Managing Administrative Assistant
856.256.4011
hentschke@rowan.edu


Ms. Hentschke serves as a managing administrative assistant to the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Vice Provost. Her duties include support for the Division of Academic Affairs, maintaining the Vice President's and Vice Provost's calendars, curriculum processing, and updating the website. Ms. Hentschke assists in the updating of the undergraduate catalog, processing legal contracts, Provost's signatures, and Faculty Load and Compensation (FLAC).

 

Jessica Lee

Jessica Lee
Faculty Affairs Coordinator, Academic Affairs
856.256.4336
fisherje@rowan.edu

Mrs. Lee serves as the Faculty Affairs Coordinator for Academic Affairs. Her duties include Faculty Load and Compensation (FLAC), Faculty Pay, Faculty & Non-faculty position numbers, Division of Academic Affairs Budgets, Page Up Administrator for the Division of Academic Affairs, Offer letters & Term Sheets and Banner Approvals including: Special Assignment payments, Summer Non-Teaching Contracts, Part-Time Hourly forms, Reclassification requests and Reassign Time.

Colleen Gross

Colleen Gross
Adjunct Hiring & Data Specialist, Office of the Provost
856.256.4069
grossc@rowan.edu

Ms. Gross serves as Adjunct Hiring & Data Specialist for the Office of the Provost. She supports all colleges in the university in hiring adjunct faculty, managing and monitoring the approval process, and communicating with departments and new hires to ensure a smooth, timely onboarding process. In addition, Ms. Gross updates faculty records in Banner and reports on Faculty Load and Compensation (FLAC) as needed

 

Victoria Wood

Victoria Wood
Assistant to the Provost
856.256.4104
woodv@rowan.edu 

Miss Wood serves as assistant to the Provost/Sr. Vice President. Her duties include maintaining the Provost/Sr. Vice President's calendar and assisting the Provost/Sr. Vice President at meetings and University functions.