About the Office of the Provost

Organization & Responsibilities


Sebastian van Delden, Provost

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs serves as the chief academic officer of the University and as the second in overall authority, reporting directly to the University President and serving as a member of the President's senior leadership team.  The deans of the colleges, schools, and the University library report directly to the Provost & Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs. 

Meg Webber, Vice Provost for Academic Affairs

As Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Meg Webber assists with leadership of the Academic Affairs Division and the University in a variety of areas crucial to the university’s mission and goals. Areas of responsibility include, but are not limited to, leadership for faculty affairs and services, institutional-wide employee learning and professional development, and administrative direction of the institution’s Quality Enhancement Plan for SACSCOC Accreditation. Additionally, she has oversight of the Office of Grants & Sponsored Research Development. As an advocate for the institution as a hub of engaged, community education, Dr. Webber also serves on a variety of committees and represents the Provost as needed on campus and throughout the community.

Tim Drueke, Assistant Provost for Curriculum and Program Support

As Assistant Provost for Curriculum and Program Support, Tim Drueke provides assistance and support services to faculty, program coordinators, department chairs, and deans in the development of curriculum, as well as related policies and procedures. Mr. Drueke reviews student requests, issues, and complaints on behalf of the Provost and serves as liaison to senior staff in other divisions in matters involving students. Mr. Drueke also chairs the Commencement and Convocation committees, coordinating those academic ceremonies and the selection of faculty award winners. He also regularly represents Winthrop at meetings of the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education and its academic committees and advisory groups. He has oversight of the Offices of Records and Registration and Business Intelligence and Data Management.

Noreen Gaubatz, Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness

As Executive Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Noreen Gaubatz coordinates and integrates the institutional functions that foster student success and support institutional performance, quality, and efficiency. These coordinated functions include strategic planning, outcomes assessment, institutional research, regional/specialized accreditation, and program/unit review.  As SACSCOC Liaison, Dr. Gaubatz assists the institution in remaining compliant with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) expectations. These include substantive change, financial and enrollment reporting, and Fifth-Year and Decennial Compliance Reviews.


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