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Melanie Perreault 

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs


Melanie Perreault, Ph.D., is the Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs at Towson University. As the chief academic officer of the university, she oversees 125 degree programs (undergraduate, master’s and four doctorate), 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. Learn more about Dr. Perreault.

Jerri Sumwalt

Executive Administrative Assistant II


Jerri Sumwalt oversees the daily activities of the Office of the Provost including managing the Provost and Vice Provost’s calendars, receiving student complaints, and serving as the primary point of contact with other TU offices, USM, and the public.

S. Maggie Reitz

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs


Maggie Reitz, Ph.D., is responsible for faculty affairs and is the point person for academic affairs human resource questions. She oversees faculty development programming, sabbatical leave and promotion and tenure processes, academic affairs policies and procedures, USM Faculty Regents' Awards and other awards, and new faculty orientation.   In addition, she assists with the implementation of academic affairs priorities and oversees the following units: International Initiatives,FACET and Diversity and Inclusion for Academic Affairs, Commencement and Academic Affiars Communication, Learn more about Dr. Reitz

Jasmine Nance

Executive Administrative Assistant I

Jasmine Nance assists the Vice Provost with ongoing projects including sabbatical tracking, data base management for faculty searches, and facilitating the promotion and tenure process. She also oversees the front desk and reception area for the Office of the Provost.

Clare N. Muhoro

Associate Provost for Academic Affairs


Clare N. Muhoro, Ph.D., provides leadership for curriculum and program development. In this capacity, she provides oversight for the Office of Undergraduate Research and the Office of Competitive Fellowships and Awards as well as supports TU’s maintenance of Middle States accreditation.

Matthew Chambers 

Associate Provost for Administration and Finance 


Matthew Chambers, Ph.D., works closely with the VP for Administration and Finance to ensure compliance with USM, State, and Federal regulations. Additionally, he monitors budgeting for all departments within Academic Affairs as well as coordinates classroom usage and technology.

Iona Johnson

Assistant Provost for Diversity & Inclusion


Iona Johnson, PhD, supports the Division of Academic Affairs to recruit, retain, and advance diverse faculty and librarians. She partners with the Office of Inclusion and Institutional Equity (OIIE) and the Faculty Academic Center for Excellence at Towson (FACET) to lead inclusion initiatives focused on fostering a welcome and inclusive environment for TU’s classrooms and academic workplaces.  

Bob Giordani

Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Registrar


Bob Giordani is responsible for providing strategic and operational leadership as well as oversight to all enrollment management functions for instruction including admissions, financial aid, advising, academic enrichment, and registration.

Emily Bailey

Co-Director of Academic Assessment 


Leticia Romo

Co-Director of Academic Assessment 



Janine Scott

Accreditation and Compliance Service Specialist 


Janine Scott is the Accreditation and Compliance Services Specialist. Previously, she was a Research and Assessment Officer at the University Council of Jamaica, Jamaica’s higher education external quality assurance body. She is a graduate of the University of the West Indies in Jamaica and completed her graduate studies at Nova Southeastern University, Florida.

Heather Wilpone-Welborn

Manager for Commencement & Communications


Heather Wilpone-Welborn, Ph.D., oversees Commencement and other Office of the Provost events. She also creates content for the Office of the Provost web pages, emails, and publishable materials.

Kameron Crump

Commencement and Programs Specialist


Kameron Crump provides support for the Manager for Commencement & Communications with commencement and other Office of the Provost Events. He also supports varies groups within the University such as Towson University Retired Faculty Association (TURFA), Undergrad Research Creative Inquiry (URCI), etc.

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Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs

Vice Provost 

Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management

Provost Budget Office Director