The Executive Director of the SVSU Foundation is responsible for advancing the mission of the University by raising private funds to support scholarships, programs, capital improvements, and other strategic initiatives. The Executive Director also provides leadership for Alumni Relations to further enhance goodwill and support from a giving number of alumni.
The Dean of the College of Business & Management is responsible for three departments: Accounting, Law & Finance; Economics; and Management & Marketing. In addition to undergraduate majors, the College offers a Master in Business Administration (MBA). Both the undergraduate and MBA programs are accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business(AACSB-International).
The Associate Provost for Student Affairs/Dean of Students oversees a range of programs and services that are critical to a student’s success at the University. The offices that fall under the Associate Provost/Dean’s oversight are: Campus Recreation & Fitness, Military Student Affairs, Student Conduct Programs, Student Counseling Center, Student Life, Residential Life and the Student Wellness Program. These departments provide resources and opportunities that enhance the SVSU student experience overall.
The Dean of the College of Education leads the following academic departments: Teacher Education-Elementary/Early Childhood/Special Education, Teacher Education Middle School & Secondary, Advanced Educational Studies and supervises the direction of the Center for Science & Mathematics Education. The Dean also supervises the graduate program at the Macomb Regional Education Center.
The Executive Director of Alumni Relations is responsible for engaging our graduates and students in a mutually beneficial relationship with the University and to promote loyalty and support among our alumni.
The Dean of the College of Science, Engineering & Technology is responsible for seven departments: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics, and Physics. In addition, the College offers one graduate degree; the Professional Science Master's in Engineering. The curricula for the College are designed to prepare students for productive careers in technical and scientific fields or for advanced graduate study. Course work emphasizes both conceptual understanding and real world projects from local industrial partners.
The Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs is the University's chief academic officer. Included within the unit are the Colleges of Arts & Behavioral Sciences; Business & Management; Education; Health & Human Services; Science, and the Engineering & Technology. In addition, the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs; the Associate Provost; the Associate Provost for Student Services/Dean of Students; the Associate Provost for International and Advanced Studies; the Director of Office of Sponsored Programs; the Director of Institutional Research; the Registrar; the Director of Institutional Research; the Interim Director of Zahnow Library; and the Director of Online/Hybrid Learning also reports to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Executive Assistant to the President
and Secretary to the Board of Control
Office of the President Wickes Hall 349 989.964.4041
Executive Assistant to the President
and Secretary to the Board of Control
The Executive Assistant to the President and Secretary to the Board of Control serves under the President of the University with responsibility to the Board of Control.
The Executive Assistant to the President manages and provides leadership for the inner office functions of the Office of the President. This position is also responsible for ensuring exceptional communication among members of the senior administrative team consistent with a strategic focus on accomplishing presidential goals. Scheduling, logistics, correspondence, policy implementation, and senior leadership team coordination are all overseen by the executive assistant. This position is the President’s liaison to various groups and organizations both on campus and in the community.
The Secretary to the Board of Control serves as a liaison between the Board of Control, the President and the President's Staff. Responsibilities include planning, coordinating and facilitating the work of the SVSU Board of Control to help enable it to effectively govern the University. This position is responsible for the management and facilitation of meetings of the Board. This position also assists with liaison activities between the Trustees and a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
The Executive Vice President for Administration & Business Affairs serves as the University's chief financial and business officer. Areas of responsibility for this division include the following: Auxiliary Services (Bookstore, Campus Dining, Student Housing Operations, Parking), Budgeting, Business Services, Campus Facilities, Conference & Events Center, Controller, Human Resources, Purchasing, Scholarships and Financial Aid, Athletics, and University Police. The Executive Vice President for Administration & Business Affairs also serves as the Treasurer of the SVSU Foundation.
The Dean of the College of Arts & Behavioral Sciences is responsible for the administration of the following departments: Art, Communication, Criminal Justice, English, Geography, History, Modern Foreign Languages, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Rhetoric Professional Writing, Sociology, and Theater. The Dean also administers two graduate programs (Masters in Communication/Multi-Media and Masters in Administrative Science), the Bachelors in Applied Studies, the gender studies minor, the gerontology minor, and the International Studies major.
The Dean of the Crystal M. Lange College of Health and Human Services is responsible for administering undergraduate and graduate degree programs in health science, kinesiology (athletic training and exercise science), medical laboratory science, nursing, occupational therapy, and social work. Each of these programs combine theoretical courses with an extensive clinical experience component using state-of-the-art technology to provide thorough professional knowledge and hands-on-skills.
Linda Sims is the Executive Director of Communications and External Affairs for Saginaw Valley State University. Linda is responsible for the communications, marketing, local government and community relations for the university. She serves on the Board of the SVSU Foundation and previously served on its governing Board of Control, including chair for two years.
The ombudsman helps students resolve concerns, problems, or conflicts with regards to University policies, procedures, and decisions. The ombudsman provides for a confidential and neutral place for students to come to express their concerns. Students work with the ombudsman to identify steps that may be taken to achieve a timely and fair resolution to a problem.
The Special Assistant to the President for Diversity Programs is responsible for providing leadership and coordination for SVSU's programs related to diversity, equal opportunity and affirmative action. The Special Assistant oversees Multicultural Services; Disability Services; and also serves as the primary advisor to the president and the campus community on matters related to maintaining and/or enhancing a diverse campus environment.