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Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost

Evans Hall, Suite 104
660 Parrington Oval
Norman, OK 73019

Email: provost@ou.edu
Phone: 405.325.3221
Fax: 405.325.7470

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Meet the Team

Leadership

J. Irvine Jill Irvine

Interim Senior Vice President and Provost

jill.irvine@ou.edu

Evans Hall, Suite 104

Mark Morvant Mark Morvant

Vice Provost for Instruction and Student Success

mmorvant@ou.edu

Evans Hall, Suite 104

  • Leads student retention and graduation initiatives
  • Oversees General Education and Multi-Disciplinary Studies program
  • Leads enrollment planning and instruction
  • Oversees classrooms, schedules, and space management for Academic Affairs
  • Serves as OU liaison to the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
Lori Snyder Lori Snyder

Interim Vice Provost for Faculty

lsnyder@ou.edu

Evans Hall, Suite 104

  • Oversees Academic Program Review
  • Serves as Provost’s liaison for faculty performance evaluation, promotion, and tenure
  • Manages faculty and academic chair/director career development initiatives
  • Oversees community engagement initiatives
Jeff Blahnik Jeff Blahnik

Senior Associate Vice President for the Division of Enrollment Management

jblahnik@ou.edu

Buchanan Hall, Room 226

  • Leads division with teams that include Admissions and Recruitment, Financial Aid, Registrar and Enrollment Communication.
  • Leads university undergraduate enrollment growth efforts.
  • Works with the Colleges to optimize enrollment through communication and outreach.
  • Collaborates with other departments on retention and graduation efforts.
Grey Allman Grey Allman

Associate Provost for Policy and Administration

greyallman@ou.edu

Evans Hall, Suite 104

  • Serves as Chief of Staff to the Provost
  • Manages office communications and operations
  • Administers annual awards, dream courses, and course/program approvals
  • Plans and coordinates special events
  • Oversees provost-sponsored special projects
M. Banz Martha Banz

Associate Provost for Continuing Education

mlbanz@ou.edu

James P. Pappas Administration Building, Suite 126

  • Provides access to OU degrees/programs for place-bound students
  • Coordinates lifelong learning opportunities and serves as a campus resource for continuing education initiatives
  • Assures compliance with accreditation guidelines for distance-based and online programs
Aaron Biggs Aaron Biggs

Associate Provost for Academic Technology

abiggs@ou.edu

Evans Hall, Suite 104

  • Serves as Chief Technology Strategist and advisor to the Senior Vice President and Provost
  • Serves as Chair of the Provost Advisor Committee on Learning Technologies
  • Serves as Chair of the Campus Information Technology Leaders group
  • Represents the Provost's Office on the Information Technology Council
  • Oversees course and instructor evaluations
  • Develops and administers iAdvise, ClassNav, eValuate, eSurvey and TPS applications
Scott Fritzen Scott Fritzen

Associate Provost for Global Engagement

sfritzen@ou.edu

Farzaneh Hall, Room 107

  • Oversees service provision to all OU international students, and leads efforts to improve their campus experience
  • Oversees study abroad programs and policies, international student exchanges, and OU’s study centers in Mexico and Italy
  • Develops strategies for deepening OU’s academic and research partnerships across the world
Greg Heiser Greg Heiser

Associate Provost for Student Academic Integrity

gheiser@ou.edu

Academic Integrity website

Conflict of Interest website

Carnegie Hall, Room 305a

  • Coordinates research ethics initiatives and investigations
  • Manages faculty and staff conflict of interest process
  • Oversees student academic integrity office and initiatives
Jane Irungu Jane N. Irungu

Associate Provost for Inclusive Faculty Excellence & Executive Director SWCHRS

janeirungu@ou.edu

Evans Hall, Suite 104

  • Coordinates education and training for inclusive excellence in academic initiatives
  • Contributes to the institution's efforts on recruitment and hiring of diverse faculty
  • Partners with campus stakeholders on programs that promote faculty development and education on DEI issues
Susannah Livingood Susannah Livingood

Associate Provost and Director,
Institutional Research and Reporting

slivingood@ou.edu

Institutional Research and Reporting website

Monnet Hall, Room 563

  • Oversees Institutional Research & Reporting, which maintains official university data
  • Publishes annual fact book
  • Coordinates official response to external surveys
  • HLC Accreditation Liaison Officer/Assurance System Coordinator, IPEDS Keyholder, and UDS Data Coordinator
Kathleen Shea Smith Kathleen Shea Smith

Associate Provost for Academic Advising

kathleensheasmith@ou.edu

Cate 1, Room 418

  • Oversees institutional advising systems to ensure student-centered outcomes
  • Contributes to the institution's retention initiatives
  • Coordinates academic life coaching to enhance advising delivery systems
  • Partners with campus stakeholders to achieve student success and degree completion
  • Serves as liaison to the Provost’s Advisory Committee on Academic Advising
Chris Walker Chris Walker

Associate Provost for Faculty and Student Affairs

chriswalker@ou.edu

Evans Hall, Suite 104

  • Oversees faculty concerns and student appeals
  • Serves as Provost's liaison to the President's Hotline, Disability Services, and the English Assessment Program
  • Represents the Provost's Office on the Behavioral Intervention Team
Matt Hamilton Matt Hamilton

Special Assistant to the Provost

mhamilton@ou.edu

Evans Hall, Suite 104

  • Serves as liaison to Soonerbooks.com, OU’s online official bookstore
  • Coordinates with veteran programming and serves as “University Champion” for PAVE (Peer Advisors for Veteran Education)
  • Represents the university as Trustee to the Lew Wentz Foundation, which provides low interest supplemental loans to students on all OU campuses

Operational Support Staff

Megan Donaghe Megan Donaghe

Assistant to Lori Snyder and Chris Walker

Direct Line: 405.325.1254

meganbird@ou.edu
  • Provides administrative support for Vice Provost of Faculty, including promotion and tenure, academic program review, and PACWI
  • Coordinates special events
  • Manages the Provost's Administrative Calendar
Megan Lottie Megan Lottie

Assistant to Stewart Berkinshaw and Matt Hamilton

Direct Line: 405.325.5033

megan.lottie@ou.edu
  • Provides administrative support for Associate Provost
  • Manages the Provost's Academic Bulletin
  • Coordinates faculty, staff, and GTA Awards
Paula Hansen Paula Hansen

Assistant to Interim Provost Jill Irvine

Direct Line: 405.325.3223

paula.hansen@ou.edu
  • Provides administrative support to the Provost and to the Director of Operations
  • Manages the Provost's schedule and calendar
  • Coordinates Dean's Council new faculty luncheons
  • Coordinates appointments to campus councils and committees
Shearon Wood Shearon Wood

Assistant to Dr. Mark Morvant

Direct Line: 405.325.3198

skwood@ou.edu
  • Provides administrative support for Vice Provost of Instruction and Student Success
  • Provides administrative support for PAC-GEO and PAC-CS
  • Processes President's Honor Roll and Multi-Disciplinary Studies Honor Roll

Academic Financial & Personnel Records Staff

D. Fitzpatrick Diana Fitzpatrick

Manager Academic Personnel Records

dfitzpat@ou.edu
  • Coordinates Academic Personnel Records
  • Oversees Regents agenda and actions
  • ePAF review and approval at Provost-Senior level, including Arts & Sciences (Modern Languages to Women’s & Gender Studies)
  • Freeze form review
  • OU Net accounts (academic)
Alicia Mahoney Alicia Mahoney

Staff Assistant

alicia.mahoney@ou.edu
  • ePAF review and approval for Arts & Sciences (AFAM to Math), Graduate College, Atmospheric & Geographic Sciences, Education, Earth & Energy, Journalism, and Law
  • Prepares Regents’ agenda items and correspondence
S. Wahpepah Shelly Wahpepah

Staff Assistant

swahpepah@ou.edu
  • ePAF review and approval at Provost-Initial level for Architecture, Business, Engineering, Fine Arts, International Studies, Professional & Continuing Studies, Provost-Direct Units, University College
  • Reviews and approve supplemental payments
  • Manages sabbatical requests for Provost approval