Dr. Osgood serves as the principal deputy to the Provost and represents her to the university community. As Senior Vice Provost, he advises the Provost on a wide range of matters of institutional importance, including operational and strategic planning. As the Provost’s second, he is responsible for maintaining meaningful relationships with the president, other vice presidents, and deans. The Senior Vice Provost plays a critical role in promoting shared governance as a member of Deans’, Academic Affairs and President’s Councils, and the Curriculum and Academic Policies Council. As Senior Vice Provost, Dr. Osgood supports and provides leadership for the Office of Institutional Research, the Teaching Learning and Assessment Center, the University’s Libraries, and University College.
Dr. Osgood has primary responsibility for providing leadership in the areas of academic program and policy development, accreditation, assessment, faculty and staff development, program review, and serves as liaison with the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education and the Middle States Commission of Higher Education.
Additionally, Dr. Osgood serves as Dean of the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies, which includes the Graduate College, the Honors College, and key university-wide academic programs that are interdisciplinary in nature. He is responsible for the strategic growth of graduate enrollment and the development of new graduate programs and the maintenance of graduate policies.
Dr. Adkins is the new Associate Provost for Student Success and Dean of University College.
Andrea Grinwis began her relationship with WCU in 1994, when she started as a student in the Theatre Arts Department. She earned her B.A. in Theatre in 1998 and shortly thereafter returned to WCU to work in the Registrar's Office. Mrs. Grinwis has since worked in the Communication Studies Department and is now serving as the Academic Affairs Programs and Policies Manager. Mrs. Grinwis works with the Associate Provost on student academic issues, which include academic standing changes, academic integrity violations, and grades appeals. She also supports the work of the Curriculum and Academic Policies Council (CAPC) and assists the Senior Vice Provost and other key academic affairs personel with the coordination of first-year student scheduling, the management of the university's curriculum management system (CIM), and editing the university's undergraduate and graduate catalogs.