Office of the Provost


How to Reach Us

Office of the Provost
Fort Hays State University
600 Park Street
Sheridan Hall 302
Phone: (785) 628-4241
Fax: (785) 628-4157

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon - Fri


Office of the Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs

The provost is the chief academic officer for the University. This individual provides leadership, ensures academic accountability, encourages innovation and entrepreneurship, facilitates the work of faculty, staff and students and serves as a public intellectual promoting the culture, spirit and value of the academy. The provost works closely with the president in developing University priorities and in administering program budgets and faculty personnel policies. As a member of the Regents' Council of Chief Academic Officers, the provost participates in a collegial fashion with other academic leaders in system-wide shared governance and coordination.

Of Note:

2018 Northwest Minzu University Faculty Exchange (China) 
Are you interested in: Sharing your academic expertise with faculty and students from Chinese universities? Learning more about the student learning environment in China? Experiencing food and culture in an area of China that few Westerners have visited?  If this attracts your attention, you have an opportunity to apply for an all-expenses paid trip, sponsored by FHSU's Chinese partner, Northwest Minzu University (NWMU), in Lanzhou, China.

Faculty from all discipline areas are encouraged to apply by the November 30 deadline.  Those selected will be required to make presentations to students and Chinese faculty to one or more universities in Northwest China. This faculty exchange is for approximately 2 weeks in late May and early June, 2018, with all airfare and living expenses covered by NWMU. 
Additional information and application.

Journey to Distinction: Strategic Plan - information and comments form

Organizational Chart for Academic Affairs (PDF)

Foresight 2020 - A Strategic Agenda for Higher Education      


November 9, 3:30-4:30: New Faculty Learn and Network, Tomanek Hall 161

November 28, 3:00-4:30:  President's Distinguished Scholar Program, Stouffer Lounge, Memorial Union

November 30:  Applications due for Northwest Minzu University Faculty Exchange

December 4, 12:30-1:30:  New Faculty Learn and Network, Trails Room, Memorial Union

December 6, 8:00-9:00 am:  Coffee with the Provost, Stouffer Lounge, Memorial Union


May 11, 2018, 6:00 pm:  Robbins College of Business and Entrepreneurship; College of Education; Werth College of Science, Technology and Mathematics

May 12, 2018, 9:00 am:  College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; College of Health and Behavioral Sciences


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