The Office of Academic Affairs, through its senior vice president, has primary responsibility for setting the academic focus for the University of Utah and directing and enhancing its mission, both at the undergraduate and graduate/professional levels. The office guides academic and long-range institutional planning, with oversight of academic faculty and staff, budget planning, enrollment management, information resources, and student admissions and retention.
The senior vice president of academic affairs—a position known as a provost at other universities—reports directly to the president as a member of the executive leadership team and actively participates in setting the strategic direction while aligning academic and budget priorities.
The University of Utah is focused on innovating and testing new learning models to help Utahns reskill, upskill, and engage with the U in new ways. We are diversifying pathways to student success through building alternative credential options, increasing online offerings, developing roadmaps to completion, and building strategic partnerships with employers and the community. Flexible options under development include certificates, credentials, and condensed master’s degree programs that will uphold our responsibility to educate, ensure the success of a diverse student population, and respond to the economic needs of our state.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
The Academic Affairs Office is dedicated to making the University of Utah a more welcoming and inclusive environment for students, faculty and staff from under-represented and minority communities. Join us as we work together as One U!
As a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), the University of Utah is at the forefront of scientific inquiry and educational excellence. Our faculty are an essential part of the university’s continued effort to advance society through academic achievement, technological innovation and selfless service. The Academic Affairs Office works to promote this work through several initiatives.
Academic Leadership Team
Mitzi M. MontoyaSENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
Jason AtuaiaASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR BUDGET & FINANCE
Thomas Chase HagoodSR. ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS AND DEAN OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES
Steve RobinsonSR. ASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR ENROLLMENT MANAGEMENT
Sarah ProjanskyASSOCIATE VICE PRESIDENT FOR FACULTY
Laura MarksCHIEF OF STAFF
SVP for Academic Affairs News
Remembering U alum, computer graphics pioneer and philanthropist John Warnock
“He was a visionary technologist, pioneer and a true luminary of our times."
New Collaboration in Utah Revolutionizes Higher Education Accessibility
The Juniper Building at Salt Lake Community College’s Herriman Campus to provide students a first-of-its-kind collaboration between SLCC...
Search underway for College of Engineering dean
A search committee has been appointed to find a new dean for the College of Engineering. Higher Education...
Vahe Bandarian, researcher in enzymatic transformation, selected as ACS fellow
The nation’s largest scientific organization, ACS announced Bandarian’s selection on July 31, making him the sixth member of...
Associate provost named to oversee institutional planning
Keith Diaz Moore is an interdisciplinary, award-winning architectural educator and researcher with expertise in community and campus design.