Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

James Newell, Provost and Sr Vice President for Academic Affairs

James Newell
Provost/Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs
856.256.4012
newell@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 Enviornment 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.

 

Vice President for Academic Affairs, Roberta Harvey

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

The Vice President for Academic Affairs oversees three campus offices/programs:
The Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning
The Office of the University Registrar
Assessment

The Vice President advises the Provost/Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs on matters of academic policy, curriculum, tenure and recontracting, and promotion and serves on numerous task forces and committees. She oversees the approval process for new degree programs and, as the University's Accreditation Liaison Officer is responsible for all matters relating to Middle States Accreditation. She also serves as the primary point of contact for issues involving the University Senate Committees, interacts with the Vice Presidents and Associate Vice Presidents of the other divisions to insure smooth flow of information, and handles complaints of an academic nature received by the President’s Office. She is also a member of the Administrative Cabinet and represents the University on two subcommittees of the New Jersey Presidents' Council, the Academic Issues Committee and the Transfer Committee.

 

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.

 

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. 

 

Tracy Oplinger
Administrative Financial Assistant for Academic Affairs
856.256.4500, ext. 53054
oplinger@rowan.edu

Ms. Oplinger serves as the Academic Affairs Fiscal Manager for the Provost/Sr. Vice President for Academic Affairs. Her duties include preparing statistical reports and assisting the Provost/Sr. Vice President with the academic affairs budget. She handles advertising for the academic affairs division, processes paperwork for all new hires. In addition, Ms. Oplinger oversees adjunct/overload contracts and prepares faculty load analysis data reports.

 

Diane Ferraina
Managing Administrative Assistant
856.256.4500, ext. 53052
ferraina@rowan.edu

Mrs. Ferraina serves as a 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. Mrs. Ferraina 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
Managing Administrative Assistant - Vice President for Academic Affairs
856.256.4011
hentschke@rowan.edu

Mrs. 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. Mrs. Hentschke assists in the updating of the undergraduate catalog, and the Dismissal/Suspension/Probation/Restriction process as well as the Grade Dispute process.