Office of the Provost

The provost is responsible for the operation and improvement of all of the academic programs and academic support services of the university. You are invited to learn more about our schools and academic programs.

Provost Hardin
Dr. Michael Hardin

Academic Policies & Procedures

Bereavement Leave

Students who have experienced the loss of a family member or close friend should be directed to the Samford CARE team.  You may also submit the Bereavement Form online.  The submitted form will come directly to the CARE Team Coordinator who will then initiate the appropriate outreach and support for the student. The CARE Team will process the information and initiate an official Bereavement Notification to faculty and advisors once details have been confirmed.

CARE Team

The CARE Team (Communicate, Assess, Resource, Educate) is a group of faculty and staff members from across campus that exists to help students of concern remain successful in and out of the classroom. The CARE Team connects students that are experiencing unusual stress or challenges with a variety of resources to help address their concerns. These resources include, but are not limited to: University Counseling Services, Academic Success Center, Disability Resources, Public Safety, Residence Life, Title IX Officer, Student Involvement and Office of Spiritual Life. To register a concern about a student, please complete a CARE Team form.

Faculty Resources

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Lee Ann Berthiaume
Administrative Assistant to Associate Provost for Student Success and Institutional Research
Administration
Office: 311 Samford Hall
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Nancy C. Biggio
Associate Provost for Student Success and Institutional Research, Associate Professor of Core Curriculum
Academic Affairs
Office: 311 Samford Hall
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Kim Eckert
Assistant to the Senior Associate Provost
Office: 218 Samford Hall
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Howard Finch
Senior Associate Provost; Interim Dean, Orlean Beeson School of Education
Office: 218 Samford Hall
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Ginger S. Frost
Research Professor of History
Office: 220B Brooks Hall
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Denise J. Gregory
Assistant Provost for Diversity & Intercultural Initiatives and Associate Professor
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Office: 326 Beeson Hall
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J. Michael Hardin
Provost and Vice President, Professor of Quantitative Analysis
Academic Affairs
Office: 217 Samford Hall
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Marci S. Johns
Associate Provost for Accreditation, Online & Professional Studies, SACSCOC Liaison
Academic Affairs
Office: 421 Beeson Hall
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Susan Kalinich
Executive Assistant to the Provost and Vice President
Academic Affairs
Office: 218 Samford Hall
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Chris Metress
University Professor
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Nidia Spence
Director for Academic Fiscal Affairs and Management
Academic Affairs
Office: 216 Samford Hall
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Jenée Spencer
Program Assistant for Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives
Academic Affairs, Office of Diversity and Intercultural Initiatives
Office: 326 Beeson Hall