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
856.256.4012
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

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.  

 

Associate Provost for Academic Affairs, Tricia Yurak

Tricia Yurak
Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
856.256.5144
yurak@rowan.edu


The Associate Provost works closely with the Vice President for Academic Affairs and the Provost/Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs regarding issues related to curriculum and academic policies. This includes direct responsibility for administration of the Academic Integrity Process, oversight of the Academic Dismissal & Probation Process and the Grade Dispute Process, as well as the production of the Undergraduate Catalog. The Associate Provost also serves as a representative of the Office of the Provost on University Committees and Task Forces.

 

Dr. Lorraine Ricchezza 

Lorraine C. Ricchezza
Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs
856.256.4108
ricchezza@rowan.edu 


Lorraine Ricchezza, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs, works closely with the Vice President for Academic Affairs to lead the Center for Academic Innovation, a portal for curricular initiatives originating from community college partners, business and industry partners, and community organizations as well as Rowan Global and other emergent and entrepreneurial curricular ventures.  She will continue to support academic functions relating to professional programs and will serve as liaison to Rowan Global on behalf of the Provost. 

 

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. 

 

Cherish DiSante

Cherish DiSante
Associate Director of Academic Affairs
856.256.4137
disante@rowan.edu


The Associate Director of Academic Affairs works closely with the Division of Academic Affairs’ staff on administration and financial planning, strategic use of budgets, and operational processes of the division.  She develops strategic plans and resolutions for university operations, policies, and procedures. She is responsible for overseeing budget and planning strategies to identify issues and initiatives. She also serves as the division point of contact for purchasing, special assignment payments, and contract approvals.

 

Tricia Conte

Tricia Conte
Fiscal Affairs Manager, Academic Affairs
856.256.4500, ext. 53054
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 Oberkehr
Assistant to the Provost
856.256.4500, ext. 53052
oberkehr@rowan.edu


Ms. Oberkehr serves as 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 Associate Provost. Her duties include support for the Division of Academic Affairs, maintaining the Vice President's and Associate Provost's calendars and assisting with Academic Integrity Hearings, curriculum processing, and updating the website. Ms. Hentschke assists in the updating of the undergraduate catalog, and the Dismissal/Suspension/Probation/Restriction process as well as the Grade Dispute process.