Office of the Provost

The Office of the Provost provides leadership, support, and services that enable the personal and intellectual growth of TU students, faculty, staff, and the academic community.

Advancing the university’s academic mission.

The Office of the Provost provides the support and resources for an environment grounded in respect and inclusion where students, faculty and staff can engage in learning and teaching, scholarly research and creative work.

At Towson University, almost 20,000 students are enrolled in a wide array of undergraduate and graduate programs. Our faculty is committed to excellence in teaching, and their scholarship, research, and service are exceptional. We take great pride in the fact that all of our faculty is engaged in teaching as their primary commitment at their university.

The Office of the Provost staff is committed to working together with other university administrators, faculty, staff, students and community to carry out Towson University’s mission, academic priorities and initiatives.

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Initiatives and Priorities

Small class sizes, inspiring faculty and highly interactive learning experiences are hallmarks of a Towson University education. We foster inclusive environments where students and faculty can learn, grow and pursue opportunities for civic and ethical leadership.​

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Faculty Excellence

As members of our faculty are an important and vital part of all we do, we take great pride in recognizing their achievements and accomplishments and celebrating our shared commitment to creativity in teaching, learning and discovery.

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Diversity and Inclusion

The Office of the Provost enthusiastically supports the university’s diversity and inclusion mission and vision. Dedicated resources and initiatives promote success by fostering environments grounded in respect and inclusion for all members of TU’s campus community.​

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TU has made it an institutional priority to achieve an R2-Doctoral Carnegie Classification by 2027, a major stride that will further TU’s impact and significantly advance the university’s reputation as an academic leader. 

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Number majors and concentrations offered across a range of disciplines


National Science Foundation Early CAREER Award Winners


University System of Maryland Board of Regent Award Winners 


The evolution to high research activity

TU is advancing its research environment and furthering its impact as an anchor institution for our region and state.

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Melanie Perreault, Ph.D.

Melanie Perreault, Ph.D., is the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs at Towson University. As the chief academic officer of the university, she oversees 125 degree programs, and supports almost 23,000 students, over 1,700 full-time and adjunct faculty, and over 200 staff and administrators. Dr. Perreault provides leadership for six academic colleges, the Honors College, the Office of Graduate Studies and the Albert S. Cook Library. As provost, she facilitates University and Academic Affairs strategic planning, implements budget and resource allocation plans, guides and oversees innovations in academic technology, promotes faculty excellence and student success, and supports curricular and program distinction.

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Melanie Perreault


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Center for Interdisciplinary and Innovative Cybersecurity

The TU Cyber Center is an interdisciplinary center for cybersecurity that implements novel solutions to current and future cybersecurity education and research challenges. 

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Biodiversity Center

The Towson University Biodiversity Center (TUBC) is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project aimed at preservation and consolidation of the existing natural history collections at Towson University. 

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Center for Applied Business and Economic Research

The Center for Applied Business and Economic Research works with companies as clients, galvanizing CBE faculty and students to become engaged with them in: continuing education, intellectual partnerships, research, outreach initiatives and consulting.

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Contact Information

Office of the Provost

Administration Building
Room 311
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.



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