Office of the Provost

Welcome to the Office of the Provost at Abilene Christian University. As the university’s chief academic officer, the provost oversees all of ACU’s academic programs. Working closely with the president, deans, department chairs and faculty, the provost provides leadership and vision to fulfill the university’s mission of educating students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world.

Welcome to the Office of the Provost at Abilene Christian University. As the university’s chief academic officer, the provost oversees all of ACU’s academic programs. Working closely with the president, deans, department chairs and faculty, the provost provides leadership and vision to fulfill the university’s mission of educating students for Christian service and leadership throughout the world.

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FOCUS ON ACADEMICS

Combining cutting edge instruction and facilities with more than a century of tradition and history, ACU offers nationally recognized academic programs within a supportive, Christ-centered community. We believe students learn best when they are able to work side-by-side with our talented faculty and staff as they engage in learning through research, internships, Study Abroad experiences, service learning opportunities, team projects and learning communities. Our ability to attract world-class faculty allows us to provide students with a vibrant and innovative educational experience that equips them to make a real difference in the world.

Student Success Conference

Abilene Christian, in partnership with CCCU, has launched a cohort-based research seminar series designed to produce research on high-impact practices in Christian higher education.

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Adams Center for Teaching and Learning

The Adams Center provides state-of-the-art learning facilities that allow faculty to experiment with new ways of teaching, learning and research in collaboration with one another.

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Provost’s Office

  • Robert Rhodes, Ph.D.

    Provost

  • Susan Lewis, Ed.D.

    Vice Provost

  • Joe L. Cope, J.D.

    Associate Vice President for Academics, Dallas Campus

  • Chris Riley, J.D.

    Associate Provost for Institutional Effectiveness and SACSCOC Liaison

  • Jessica Smith, Ph.D.

    Associate Provost for Curriculum and Assessment

  • Bill Carroll, Ph.D.

    Assistant Provost for Residential Graduate Programs

  • Scott Self, Ph.D.

    Assistant Provost for Academic Initiatives and Innovation

  • Krista Heath, M.S.

    Academic Operations Manager

  • Alice Dishong

    Executive Assistant