Winthrop University: Academic Affairs - Organization & Responsibilities

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About the Office of the Provost

Organization & Responsibilities


Adrienne McCormick, Provost

The Provost and Executive 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, administrative direction of the institution’s Quality Enhancement Plan for SACSCOC Accreditation, and project management for the institution’s Academic Master Planning. 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.

Jamie Cooper, Vice Provost for Student Success

As Vice Provost for Student Success and Dean of University College, Jamie Cooper provides leadership and support for student success initiatives at Winthrop and serves as the institutional lead to coordinate operations and initiatives that increase retention and graduation rates, and sustains processes that bridge Academic Affairs and Student Affairs units and staff. As Dean of University College, he manages operations and connections between student support service units that include the Academic Success Center, Office of First Year Experience, University College Academic Advising and LEAP Program, International Center, Office of Nationally Competitive Awards, Undergraduate Research, Honors Program, TRiO Achievers, McNair Scholars, Leadership Studies, The Floyd Scholars Program, The West Forum for Politics and Policy, as well as coordination of general education assessment.

Tim Drueke, Assistant Vice President for Curriculum and Program Support

As Assistant Vice President for Curriculum and Program Support, Tim Drueke provides assistance and support services to faculty, program coordinators, 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.  He has oversight of the Offices of Records and Registration and Academic Space and Scheduling.

Noreen Gaubatz, Interim Director of Institutional Effectiveness

As Interim Director of Institutional Effectiveness, Noreen Gaubatz coordinates and integrates the institutional functions that foster student success and support institutional performance, quality, and efficiency; those functions include strategic planning, outcomes assessment, institutional research, regional/specialized accreditation, and program/unit review. She oversees the Office of Assessment, Office of Business Information and Data Management, and Office of Decision Support. As Director of Assessment, she has responsibility for annual continuous improvement reporting (academic, administrative, and student support units), academic program reviews, three institutional assessment committees, and national surveys. 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.

 Other Members of Academic Leadership Council


Last Updated: 10/16/20