Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Chandler was appointed Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Towson University on January 14, 2013. He served as Acting President of Towson University from August 2014 to December 2014, and was later appointed Interim President on December 19, 2014. He resumed his role as Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs on January 25, 2016. In recognition of his extraordinary record as a gifted leader and acknowledging the importance of our academic mission, Dr. Chandler was promoted to Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs on August 29, 2016. Learn more about Dr. Chandler.
Graduate Assistant for Undergraduate Research & Excellence
Nadira Adams assists with promoting opportunities for intellectual development by encouraging students to pursue signature co-curricular experiences that support scholarly inquiry, creative activity and other advanced academic activities. She reports directly to Bethany Pace.
Special Events Manager
Mary T. Casterline Heron co-chairs the commencement committee and is responsible for planning, promoting and executing special events, conferences, and workshops for the Office of the Provost. These events are intended to provide professional development and encourage engagement throughout the division.
Director of Accreditation and Compliance Services
Tracey Frey supports the University’s maintenance of Middle States accreditation and processes for external approval of academic programs.
Special Projects & Events Coordinator
Hillary Giddings is responsible for coordinating key aspects of Commencement, managing special projects as well as the Office of the Provost and Commencement websites, and assisting with the coordination of various Office of the Provost events, workshops, and engagements. She also serves as the office’s liaison to the University Senate, the TU Retired Faculty Association (TURFA), and the Mid-Atlantic CIO Forum (for scholarships).
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.
Associate Provost for Academic Resources and Planning
Dr. Gary Levy 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.
Bethany Pace is responsible for leading academic affairs strategic communication initiatives, fostering collaboration between the Office of the Provost and university divisions, directing the activities of the Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Inquiry, and overseeing Commencement. She is also responsible for facilitating undergraduate excellence through outreach with key partners and audiences and the integration of curricular and co-curricular experiences.
Dr. Maggie Reitz 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 assist 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.
Provost Fellow for Diversity and Inclusion
The charge of the Provost Fellow for Diversity and Inclusion is to play a leadership role in the University’s efforts to diversify the faculty and the student body and assist in continuing efforts to provide an inclusive and respectful campus community.
Assistant Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion
Dr. Debbie Seeberger is responsible for leading academic affairs diversity and inclusion initiatives. Attracting and retaining diverse faculty and librarians, sustaining TU’s Diversity Faculty Fellows and Intergroup Dialogue Programs, closing student achievement gaps, and developing and facilitating diversity programming and related initiatives with an emphasis on fostering an inclusive climate at TU are primary responsibilities.
Core Coordinator, University Core
Dr. Rod Stump is responsible for planning, organizing, monitoring and coordinating activities related to the management of the University Core Curriculum. He collaborates with the Provost's Office, Registrar, Deans and Department Chairpersons to oversee the implementation of the University Core and ensure compliance with applicable Maryland Higher Education Commission requirements and the standards of our accrediting body, Middle Stated Commission on Higher Education.
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.
Director of Academic Assessment
Dr. Tab Uhrich 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.