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Office of the Provost

The Provost’s Office is committed to creating structures and processes in a culture where
faculty, staff, and students can thrive so that, together,
we will accomplish the university’s mission.


Dr. Tony Roark joined the faculty at Boise State University in 2000. He has held several administrative appointments at the University, including Chair of Philosophy, Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. He currently serves as Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. Dr. Roark holds a doctoral degree in philosophy from the University of Washington and has applied his academic training in volunteer positions on the City of Boise’s Ethics Commission and the Idaho State Department of Education’s Professional Standards Commission, as well as publishing his research in the area of the history of Philosophy.

What is a Provost?

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is the senior academic officer for the university campus. The Provost oversees all academic activities, including academic personnel, budgets, programs and priorities. She/he ensures the quality of the faculty and student body by providing leadership in matters related to academic programs and policies, promotion and tenure, faculty recognition, library, university outreach, student retention, academic support services, the Honors College, Institutional Research, Service Learning, the Center for Teaching and Learning, and International Programs. The deans and leaders of academic administrative units report to the Provost.

The President of the University charges the Provost with a variety of responsibilities, including:

» Academic quality and student success
» Ensuring a positive learning and working environment
» Implementation of the University’s Strategic Plan
» Institutional accreditation and accountability
» Recruiting and maintaining a top-quality faculty
» Managing academic appointments, searches, tenure, and promotion
» Leading the university’s internationalization efforts

Contact the Provost

1910 University Drive
Administration Building, Suite 202
Boise, Idaho 83725-1001

Telephone: (208) 426-1202
Fax: (208) 426-4888

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