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Office of the Provost Staff

A dedicated staff in the Saint Louis University Office of the Provost works to ensure the University meets its academic goals and mission.

Matt Davis

Matt Davis

Chief of Staff
DuBourg Hall, room 210

Matt Davis serves as the chief of staff to the provost and provides organizational and project management support for the provost’s strategic initiatives. He works directly with the provost on designing and implementing initiatives such as the academic strategic plan, any ongoing college/school-level reorganizations, and other projects to support the academic and research endeavors of the University. Davis works with the deans, associate and assistant provosts, and the vice presidents who report to the provost and their staff in organizing and completing these projects.

Lisa Dorsey

Lisa L. Dorsey, Ph.D., M.B.A., PT

Associate Provost, Undergraduate Education

Lisa Dorsey oversees and coordinates the development and implementation of undergraduate academic programs, policies and support services. She works closely with the colleges and schools that offer undergraduate programs, leads the University-level Undergraduate Academic Affairs Committee (UAAC), and oversees academic advising, academic support, the Billiken Success Program, and other undergraduate-focused programs (Honors, Pre-Law and Pre-Professional Health, INTO-SLU, and academic integrity). She also serves as a liaison for the Office of the Provost and UAAC to shared governance bodies including the University Undergraduate Core Committee (UUCC), the Council of Academic Deans and Directors (CADD), the Student Government Association (SGA), Faculty Senate and the Board of Trustees. 

Stacey Harrington

Stacey Harrington, J.D.

Associate Provost, Office of the Provost
Verhaegen Hall, room 316

Stacey Harrington is an associate provost who provides financial management and support for the Office of the Provost and all reporting academic units and handles faculty contracts. She also oversees the Office of Institutional Research. She works in concert with operating support functions to provide long-term and short-term resource planning to the provost and the deans, and works closely with their business managers to complete the annual budget process, monitor operating and capital expenses and provide data support to them for effective decision-making.

Jeffery Jackson

Jeffery L. Jackson, Ph.D.

Associate Provost, Career Development
Griesedieck Hall, Lower Level, Suite 130

Jeffery Jackson serves as the associate provost for career development. He is responsible for the advancement of career services to increase success for our students and alumni, which includes enhancing career planning, preparation and employment. This effort also includes working with SLU stakeholders to better coordinate internships and other career-related experiential learning programs, as well as, growing university relations with community organizations and industry to cultivate meaningful and life-changing career opportunities.

Debra Lohe

Debra Rudder Lohe, Ph.D.

Associate Provost and Chief Online Learning Officer
DuBourg Hall, room 255

Debie Lohe provides leadership to ensure quality, support, and compliance for distance education initiatives; helps to ensure strategic and collaborative decision-making and support for academic technologies; and provides leadership and support for a variety of educational development activities at the University. She oversees the Paul C. Reinert, S.J. Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning and the Distance Education Office. She also collaborates with various divisions reporting to the provost to foster educational equity for all students. Periodically, Lohe supports Provost Office faculty fellows who are engaged in project work on behalf of the provost. Prior to joining the Provost’s office team, she served as director of the Paul C. Reinert, S.J. Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning.

Steven Sanchez

Steven J. Sanchez, Ph.D.

Associate Provost, Office of the Provost 
DuBourg Hall, room 458

Steve Sanchez oversees University-wide assessment of student learning, institutional accreditation with the Higher Learning Commission, the accreditation efforts for over 40+ academic programs, and compliance with state and federal regulations governing multiple SLU operations/initiatives.  He assists the Provost in the development of academic policies, communications with the Board of Trustees and other institutional constituencies, and with processes and technologies supporting the evaluation of faculty and academic leadership.  Sanchez supervises the Office of the University Registrar and the 1818 Advanced College Credit Program, and has also supervised the Office of Institutional Research and Office of Charter School Sponsorship.  He has chaired the University undergraduate and graduate-level curriculum committees, and supports department chairs and deans engaged in academic and organizational change.

April Trees

April Trees, Ph.D.

Associate Provost, Graduate Education

April Trees oversees and coordinates the development and implementation of graduate academic programs, policies, and support services. She works closely with the colleges and schools that offer graduate programs, leads the University-level Graduate Academic Affairs Committee (GAAC), oversees the University-wide Academic Program Review process, and the staff, operations and budget of the Office of Graduate Education. She collaborates with other units in the provost’s office and across campus on initiatives related to equity and inclusion and graduate student well-being. She also reviews unit faculty workload policies and serves as a liaison for the provost’s office and GAAC to shared governance bodies, including the Council of Academic Deans and Directors (CADD), the Graduate Student Association (GSA), Faculty Senate, and the Board of Trustees.

Peggy Dotson

Peggy Dotson, M.A.

Assistant Provost, Academic Success
Verhaegen Hall, room 212

Peggy Dotson serves as the assistant provost for academic success. In this role, she oversees all aspects of professional academic advising for undergraduate students, academic support, and the Billiken Success Program, and coordinates the University's placement testing process for incoming students.  Dotson also collaborates with numerous campus partners to provide holistic support for undergraduate students, leading the Student Advising Support Services Committee (SASSC) and serving on several campus-wide committees related to undergraduate academic affairs, including the Undergraduate Academic Affairs Committee (UAAC), Undergraduate Associate Deans and Directors (UADD), the University Undergraduate Core Committee (UUCC).  

Miriam Joseph

Miriam E. Joseph, Ph.D.

Special Assistant to the Provost 
DuBourg Hall, room 457

Miriam Joseph is special assistant to the provost. In collaboration with other members of the Provost's staff, she oversees the development and maintenance of faculty and other academic affairs policies and the University Faculty Manual; oversees all aspects of promotion and tenure; reviews applications for sabbaticals and research leaves; and activities related to faculty hiring and onboarding.

Lisa Fischer

Lisa Fischer, Ph.D.

Academic Director of INTO SLU, Office of the Provost 
Beracha Hall, room 110

Lisa Fischer is the academic director for INTO SLU. She oversees the academic programs in the joint venture between Saint Louis University and INTO. This includes oversight of the academic English program, the undergraduate and graduate Pathways, and academic advising for INTO SLU students. She is currently a member of the Council of Academic Deans and Directors.

Ellen Crowell

Ellen Crowell, Ph.D.

Director of the University Core 
Adorjan Hall, room 326

As director of the University Core, Ellen Crowell leads faculty efforts to design, implement and assess SLU’s University-wide core curriculum. She serves as chair of the Undergraduate Core Curriculum Committee (UUCC) and coordinates cross-campus engagement in common core development. She also serves at the direction of the provost in related roles centered on common core/general education. 

Mary Drexl

Mary Drexl

Business Manager, Office of the Provost
DuBourg Hall, room 456

Mary Drexl plans, directs and coordinates department operations for Academic Affairs and acts as the liaison for the provost’s office and University academic and administrative units to ensure compliance with University business-related processes. She also analyzes internal processes and implements procedural changes to improve efficiencies and reviews and adjusts staff support services as needed while also managing the business and budget functions of the office.

Tracy Watkins

Tracy Watkins, M.P.A.

Executive Assistant, Office of the Provost
DuBourg Hall, room 210

Tracy Watkins is the principal administrative contact for the provost, performing an array of duties to ensure the smooth operation of the office.  These include: execution of the Provost’s directives and special initiatives, provision of committee support as assigned by the Provost, and development of effective systems for managing the Provost’s administrative needs. Watkins also manages the Provost’s complex calendar and travel arrangements, as well as special projects assigned by the provost.

Felicia Echols

Felicia C. Echols, Ed.D.

Coordinator, Academic Affairs
DuBourg Hall, room 422

Under general direction from the associate provost for Academic Affairs, this position coordinates and manages projects and workflows related to both the Graduate and Undergraduate Academic Affairs Committees. The position also provides general administrative support for academic affairs, including financial management, meeting logistics, grant and special project support, and coordination of the electronic graduate assistantship recommendation form.

Christine Rogers

Christine Rogers

Manager, Office of Faculty Affairs
DuBourg Hall, room 441

Christine Rogers manages the Office of Faculty Affairs and supervises its staff in maintaining faculty records related to rank and tenure, sabbatical, research and developmental leaves.  She also reviews faculty contracts and memoranda of agreements (MOAs), provides support for the promotion and tenure process, and oversees the faculty hiring process to ensure compliance with federal and Faculty Affairs policies including The Faculty Manual. Rogers is the office liaison to Human Resources, the Office of Institutional Research, Information Technology Services and the Office of the Provost. She works with the associate provost for Faculty Affairs and Development on special projects and committees.