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Melanie Perreault 

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs



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 (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

Westley Forsythe

Director of Accreditation and Compliance Services


Westley Forsythe, Ph.D., works closely with the Associate Provost to support activities related to the University’s maintenance of Middle States accreditation, the University System of Maryland (USM), and the Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC). Additionally, he is responsible for coordinating processes for internal and external approval of academic programs, facilitating international and domestic MOU approvals, as well as managing overall institutional effectiveness activities.

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.

Gary Levy

Associate Provost for Academic Resources and Planning 



Gary Levy, PhD, supports the provost in managing divisional academic resources and budgets; spearhead relevant academic, personnel, and financial policies; develop and help implement divisional strategic planning and budgeting activities and institutional effectiveness activities; and provide oversight and supervision of the Office of Institutional Research (OIR), Office of Sponsored Programs and Research (OSPR), Provost’s Budget Office (PBO), and the Office of Accreditation and Compliance.

Shaunna Payne Gold

Assistant Provost for Diversity and Inclusion


Shaunna Payne Gold, Ed.D., acts as a resource to the university’s colleges and departments seeking to support institutional goals for faculty recruitment, hiring, development, and retention. This work is accomplished in close collaboration with the Office of Inclusion and Institutional Equity (OIIE) and the Office of Human Resources (OHR).


S. Maggie Reitz

Vice Provost


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, Academic Innovation and Diversity and Inclusion for Academic Affairs, Office of Academic Assessment, and Academic Engagement. Learn more about Dr. Reitz

Amy Rinnier

Executive Administrative Assistant I



Amy Rinnier is the primary executive administrative assistant to the vice provost. In addition to overseeing the office’s reception area, Amy provides support to ongoing projects and committee work in the office including Provost-level faculty sabbatical leave and PTRM processes, faculty development and leadership programs, and the development and revision of academic affairs policies and procedures. 

Jerri Sumwalt

Executive Administrative Assistant II



Jerri Sumwalt is the primary executive administrative assistant to the Provost. She performs administrative duties in support of the Provost and functional areas, departments or administrators within the Office of the Provost.

Tab Uhrich

Director of Academic Assessment 



Tab Uhrich, Ph.D., is responsible for coordinating activities of the Office of the Assessment. This includes managing assessment of student learning outcomes for all programs and core curriculum, supporting deans, chairs, and faculty in development, revision and implementation of assessment plans for programs and core curriculum, and coordinating assessment activities needed to satisfy the requirements of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education accreditation. She also collects, analyzes, and reports on student learning outcome assessment results and manages the university's academic assessment document repository.    

organizational Charts 

Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs

Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

Associate Provost for Academic Resources and Planning