Meet the Provost
Senior Vice President and Provost
Robert Sheehan was appointed Provost beginning July 2007. He earned a Ph.D. in education at Georgia State University and a bachelor's degree in early childhood education and psychology at the University of Massachusetts. Sheehan had been interim provost, Senior Vice Provost for academic affairs and vice provost for strategic planning and assessment at the University of Toledo. He served on the Ohio Board of Regents from 1998 to 2002, most recently as associate vice chancellor for performance reporting and analysis. He was a faculty member for many years at Cleveland State University, and he also served as faculty at Purdue University and the University of Virginia.
The Provost is the chief academic officer of the university. He is also designated as Senior Vice President. He is responsible for the administration of the Division of Academic Affairs and Student Affairs. The provost serves on the Executive Staff Meeting. He chairs the Senior Leadership Council for Academic and Student Affairs as well as the Deans Council. He serves as university liaison with the Board of Trustees Academic and Student Affairs Committee and he serves with other state university academic affairs officers in regular meetings with the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education.