Skip to Main Navigation | Skip to Content


Request more information about the University of Central Missouri

Request more information about UCM.

Visit the University of Central Missouri

Discover your home away from home. Visit UCM.

Call 660-543-8569 or 877-SAY-UCMO.

Learning to a Greater Degree

Discover your potential; discover learning to a greater degree.

Employment Stats

More than 90 percent of UCM alums land jobs within six months of graduation!



Academic Affairs

The Academic Affairs Office led by Provost Curtis provides academic programs and services to students, and also facilitates the academic and professional life of the faculty. At Central Missouri, we're committed to promoting student learning in an atmosphere of open discourse and inquiry. We encourage our faculty and students to engage in active learning that is complemented by scholarship.

Provost and Academic Affairs Staff

The provost is the chief academic officer of the University. The provost is responsible for administering the academic programs of the University, as well as many academic support services including those listed blelow. Also reporting to the provost are the deans of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, the Harmon College of Business and Professional Studies, the College of Education, College of Health, Science and Technology, and James C. Kirkpatrick Library and Library Services. Please visit the Academic Departments webpage for more information.

 
Deborah J. Curtis, Ph.D. Provost-Chief Learning Officer
Debbie Combs Administrative Assistant to the Provost
Robin Terrell Assistant to the Provost for Budget & Personnel
Janice Putnam, Ph.D. Academic Policy Coordinator
Sami Babrakzai Assistant Budget Manager for Academic Affairs
   
Kim Andrews, Ph.D. Vice Provost for Academic Programs & Services
Donna Mayeux Administrative Assistant to the Vice Provost for Academic Programs & Services
   
Shari Bax, Ph.D. Vice Provost for Student Experience and Engagement
Gretchen Reynolds Administrative Assistant to the Vice Provost for Student Experience and Engagement
   
Michael Godard, Ph.D. Vice Provost for Enrollment Management
Mona Duncan Administrative Assistant to the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management
   
James Graham, Ph.D. Vice Provost for Technology/Chief Information Officer
Emily Rhoad Office Professional - Office of Technology
   
Laurel Hogue Vice Provost for Extended Studies
Marcia Clemens Program Assistant

For any questions regarding the content of the Academic Affairs website please contact putnam@ucmo.edu