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About Provost Lawrence

As Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Adrea Lawrence is the chief academic officer for the University of Montana. The provost's most important duty is oversight of the academic and student support operations of the University to ensure that UM continues to pursue academic excellence and a holistic approach to student success.

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Organizational Chart

Click through the Office of the Provost organizational chart below to learn about the provost's areas of responsibility.

  • Provost and Vice President Adrea Lawrence
    • Vice Provost for Academic Affairs (Interim) Kimber McKay
      • Director Central and Southwest Asian Studies Center Mehrdad Kia
      • Director Franke Global Leadership Initiative Jeanne Loftus
      • Associate Vice Provost of Innovation and Online Learning (UMOnline) Julie Wolter
      • Undergraduate Writing Proficiency Assessment
      • Academic Policy Manager Cindy Marbut
      • Program Manager
    • Vice Provost for Student Success and Campus Life Leslie Webb
    • Academic Deans
    • Other Direct Reports
      • Accreditation Liaison Officer Claudine Cellier
      • Director Bitterroot College Angela McLean
      • Exec. Director Maureen and Mike Mansfield Center Deena Mansour
    • Registrar Office of the Registrar Maria Mangold
      • Program Manager for Curriculum and Faculty Senate
      • Compliance, Budget, and Events Specialist
    • Assistant Vice Provost for Finance and Personnel Hillary Stowell
      • Budget Director, SS and CL
      • College Finance Directors
      • Mansfield Center Fiscal and Personnel
      • Associate Director of Budget and Data
    • Vice Provost for Educational Initiatives and Innovation Shara Tscheulin
      • UM Online Shara Tscheulin
      • UM Summer
      • Global Engagement Office
      • Montana Osher Lifelong Learning Institute
    • Executive Assistant and Office Manager

What does the Provost do?

The provost is the chief academic officer and works with talented staff and faculty to oversee initiatives related to:


Areas Overseen by the Provost

  • program review and accreditation
  • program assessment
  • revision of academic unit standards
  • curriculum modifications including the creation of new academic programs

  • international partnerships and exchanges
  • sabbatical assignment
  • professional development activities

  • Community Standards
  • Office for Student Success
    • advising
    • tutoring
    • TRiO-Upward Bound
    • financial education
  • Experiential Learning and Career Success
    • internships
    • civic engagement
    • field experiences
    • undergraduate research
    • study abroad
    • National Student Exchange
    • career services
  • Student Support and Services
    • Student Advocacy Resource Center
    • American Indian Student Services
    • Support for Students of African Descent
    • Disability Services for Students
    • VETS Office
    • Curry Health Center
    • Campus Recreation
    • Career Services
    • UM Dining
    • UM Housing
    • University Center
    • Student Affairs IT

The provost chairs the University Planning Committee and participates in the budgeting, assessment and implementation aspects of the Planning-Assessment continuum.

The provost collaborates with the University of Montana Foundation to raise donor funds for academic and student success initiatives at UM.