Office of the Provost

At Jacksonville University, the provost serves as the chief academic officer, working with the president to oversee academic policies and activities university-wide. Dr. Christine Sapienza has served as the Interim Provost at Jacksonville University since May 2018. As a direct report to President Tim Cost and the leader of the University in his absence, Sapienza is responsible for four colleges, two institutes, and a diverse range of academic and research support systems.

Dr. Chris Sapienza was appointed Interim Provost and Senior Vice President of Academic Affairs on May 1, 2018. As the chief academic officer, Dr. Sapienza is responsible for ensuring the quality of undergraduate, graduate, and professional education and enhancing Jacksonville University’s function as a prominent private and distinguished comprehensive university through excellence in faculty teaching, research, scholarship and service. Sapienza works together with members of the Provost Leadership team and other university leaders and faculty to frame academic priorities and policy, to allocate resources appropriately, and to oversee faculty evaluation, faculty tenure and promotion process, post-tenure review and leads the preparation of the university's annual operating budget and accreditation. 

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