Saginaw Valley State University
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Saginaw Valley State University
Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs
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, Engineering & Technology; and the Marshall M. Fredericks Sculpture Museum. In addition, the directors of the Melvin J. Zahnow Library and the Office of Sponsored Programs report to the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Executive Director of the SVSU Foundation
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.
Dean, College of Arts & Behavioral Sciences
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.
Vice President for Student Affairs/Dean of Students
The Vice President 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 Vice President/Dean's oversight are: Campus Recreation, Disability Services, Residential Life, Student Conduct Programs, Student Counseling and Health Promotions and the Student Life Center. These departments provide resources and opportunities that enhance the SVSU student experience overall.
Registrar and Director of Institutional Research
The Registrar is responsible for the planning, implementation, and oversight of the student registration process, producing daily registration and official (census) enrollment reports, managing student transcripts, conducting degree audits for graduation, verifying student military/veterans’ status for tuition benefits, and assisting with the certification of student athletes, among other duties. The Director of the Office of institutional Research coordinates the production of standardized internal data reports (e.g., retention/persistence to graduation, credit hours by department, first and second majors, etc.), provides ad hoc data reports to academic and support units upon request, and responds to outside surveys from government agencies and college publications.
Vice President for Enrollment Management
The Vice President for Enrollment Management is responsible for the administration of the following offices and services: Academic Advisement Center, Orientation, Multicultural Services, Graduate and Undergraduate Admissions, Web Communications, International Programs and Retention. The Vice President for Enrollment Management also serves on the President's Planning Council and provides regular enrollment reports to the Board of Control.
Special Assistant to the President for Government Relations
The Special Assistant to the President for Government Relations is responsible for government relations — state, federal and local. He also works with other campus departments and the President in order to develop data and other supportive material for SVSU's case(s) in Lansing. He also works with Kochville Township administration.
Dean, College of Education
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.
Dean, College of Science, Engineering & Technology
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.
Executive Director of the Center for Business & Economic Development
The Executive Director of the Center for Business & Economic Development is responsible for six areas at SVSU: Independent Testing Laboratory, Center for Rapid Prototyping & Innovation, Center for Manufacturing Improvement, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Office of Continuing Education, Career Services and the Saginaw Valley Research & Development Corporation. CBED is the connection between the University and the community, providing business and community leaders with ready access to the expertise and resources of faculty and students.
Executive Vice President for Administration & Business Affairs
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 Associate Provost is responsible for the assessment of academic programs, the administration of online education, and the coordination of faculty development and awards. The Associate Provost chairs the Academic Program Assessment Advisory Board and prepares an annual academic assessment report for accreditation purposes. Other responsibilities include developing policies and procedures for online education, chairing several awards committees, and assisting with the allocation of faculty resources such as research and release time grants
Executive Assistant to the President/Executive Director of Public Affairs
The Executive Assistant to the President/Executive Director of Public Affairs assists the President with a broad range of University administrative and community activities and directs, coordinates, manages, and serves as point of contact for special projects and events, as assigned. He also serves as planning officer for the University's strategic plan and is senior executive officer for University Communications, which produces all University publications and maintains graphic standards. The Executive Assistant to the President/Executive Director of Public Affairs also co-chairs the public affairs council.
Dean, Crystal M. Lange College of Health and Human Services
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.
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 ombudsman may collaborate with others in the University community regarding student concerns. The ombudsman is interested in both issue resolution and prevention in resolving both academic and non-academic concerns.
Special Assistant to the President for Diversity Programs
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 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.
Dean, College of Business & Management
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).