Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs
Email: provost AT_TOWSON
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.
Executive Administrative Assistant II
Email: jsumwalt AT_TOWSON
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.
Vice Provost for Academic Affairs
Email: mreitz AT_TOWSON
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.
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.
Associate Provost for Academic Affairs
Email: cmuhoro AT_TOWSON
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.
Associate Provost for Administration and Finance
Email: mchambers AT_TOWSON
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.
Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management and Registrar
Email: rgiordani AT_TOWSON
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.
Director of Accreditation and Compliance Services
Email: wforsythe AT_TOWSON
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.
Co-Director of Academic Assessment
Email: ebailey AT_TOWSON
Co-Director of Academic Assessment
Email: lromo AT_TOWSON
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.
Manager for Commencement & Communications
Email: hwilponewelborn AT_TOWSON
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.
Commencement and Programs Specialist
Email: kcrump AT_TOWSON
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.