The Office of Academic Affairs is responsible for establishing the overall directions for the university’s academic programs in cooperation with members of the College Council.

The Office of Academic Affairs staff consists of Dr. Madison Sowell, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost,  Dr. Lisa Johnson, Associate Vice President for Student Success, Dr. Carl Larsen, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs – Institutional Effectiveness, Dr. Jo Lobertini, Assistant Vice President for Adult and Online Studies and Dee Roby, Executive Assistant to the Vice President of Academic Affairs & Faculty Secretary.

Our offices are located in McCormick Hall, on the second floor. Our office phone number is 636-7305 and our email contact information is:

Dr. Larsen’s office is location on the third floor of McCormick Hall.

Dr. Lobertini’s office is located at the Knoxville Center and her contact information is as follows:

The office of Academic Affairs is responsible for the academic integrity of the institution, for all programs and administrative offices related to the academic enterprise, and — in consultation with faculty, officers, and trustees — for long-range academic strategic planning, resource allocation and the implementation of new academic programs.


We provide oversight to the following offices and departments: