As chief academic officer, the provost is responsible for articulation of the university's vision of academic distinction; the development and administration of academic programs; policies relating to instruction, curriculum, and continuing education; faculty and academic staff appointments and performance assessments; and scholarship and community service initiatives among faculty.
Fatma Mili, Ph.D., was appointed provost and executive vice president for Academic Affairs at Grand Valley State University in July 2022. She knows Michigan from her time at Oakland University in the School of Engineering. Dr. Mili then moved to Purdue University as department head of computer information technology, becoming executive director of the TransSTEM Center. Most recently, she served as dean of computing and informatics at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Charlotte.
Mili has spent her career broadening participation and equity in education, curricular design, pedagogical innovation, and faculty and staff professional development. She has integrated technology into curriculum in all disciplines to better prepare students for rapidly evolving careers in every sector. Mili earned her doctorate from the Universite Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, France.