Interim Provost's Welcome

At CSU, innovation is celebrated and students of all backgrounds can realize dreams of a brighter future. We embrace inclusion and academic excellence as we transform lives and address the needs of our diverse state, the nation, and the world.

As Interim Provost, I am the University’s Chief Academic Officer. My responsibilities include providing leadership and support for all of our academic and academic support programs.  I am proud of the superb work of the dedicated faculty, staff, and students who collectively define the CSU academic community.

Our efforts as an academic community are ultimately about learning and discovery. While our focus is especially on nurturing and teaching our students, our broader commitment is to create a community atmosphere that celebrates our rich history as an HBCU, that respects and encourages diversity, understanding, and integrity, and that advances knowledge through teaching and research.

I am pleased to play a role, along with dedicated deans, chairs, faculty, and staff members, in advancing CSU as a student-centered, research-driven 1890 Land-Grant University.

So, no matter what your role--a prospective student, a current student, a staff or faculty member, an alumna(us), friend, or parent, or casual browser, I thank you for visiting our website and invite you to learn more about this special university.

Dr. Rebecca Ertel
Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs