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Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President

About the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President

Charles TaberCharles Taber

Provost and Executive Vice President

108 Anderson Hall

Meet the Provost

Jeannie Brown LeonardJeannie Brown Leonard

Vice Provost, Student Success

101 Holton Hall

Selected Areas of Responsibility

  • University student retention, persistence and progression programs
  • Alignment of student success programs across the university
  • Academic advising
  • Student Success Collaborative and other technologies to support academic advising/student success
  • Oversight of Academic Advising, Educational and Personal Development (including the Academic Achievement Center, Academic Coaching, Educational Supportive Services, the Office of First Generation Students, McNair Scholars Program, Student Success Courses, Supplemental Instruction, Tutoring Services, Testing Services, and Upward Bound - Polytechnic), the Honors Program, KS-LSAMP, K-State College Advising Corps, K-State First, National Competitive Scholarships, KAWSE, Pre-Law Advising, the Student Success Collaborative, and the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry

Lynn CarlinLynn Carlin

Special Assistant to the Provost

108 Anderson Hall 

Selected Areas of Responsibility

  • K-State 2025 strategic planning/reporting
  • Institutional special projects/initiatives coordination and management
  • Executive support, coordination and facilitation
  • Communications from the provost
  • Administrative planning and policy and procedures analysis/review/development
  • University Handbook/Department Head Manual maintenance/updates

Grant ChapmanGrant Chapman

Associate Provost
Office of International Programs
English Language Program
International Student Center

304 Fairchild Hall

Selected Areas of Responsibility

  • International student services
  • Education Abroad/English Language Program
  • International outreach
  • Events and lecture series

Karen GoosKaren Goos

Vice Provost, Enrollment Management

218 Anderson Hall

Selected Areas of Responsibility

  • University enrollment management services, including domestic and international student recruitment, admission, financial aid, registration and transfer enrollment
  • Alignment of enrollment services across the university
  • Strategic enrollment management plan/strategies/reporting
  • Oversight of International Admissions and Recruiting, Undergraduate Admissions, New Student Services, Student Financial Assistance, Powercat Financial and the Office of the Registrar

Emily LehningEmily Lehning

Special Assistant to the Provost

116 Anderson Hall

Selected Areas of Responsibility

  • Project portfolio management with strategic enrollment management focus
  • Institutional special projects/initiatives coordination and management
  • Executive support, communications, coordination and facilitation

Dr. Brian NiehoffBrian Niehoff

Associate Provost, Institutional Effectiveness

202 Anderson Hall

Selected Areas of Responsibility

  • Accreditation
  • Institutional program review
  • K-State 8/general education program
  • University Distinguished Professors
  • Faculty awards and recognition
  • Faculty/academic administrators development and mentoring
  • General use and technology classrooms
  • Reporting units include Honor and Integrity System and the Teaching and Learning Center

Dr. Bin NingBin Ning

Associate Provost, Institutional Research

226 Anderson Hall

Selected Areas of Responsibility

  • Academic and co-curricular assessment
  • Institutional reporting
  • Data analytics
  • Student surveys

Mary Hale TolarMary Hale Tolar

Director, Associate Professor
Staley School of Leadership Studies

103 Leadership Studies Building

Selected Areas of Responsibility

    • Staley School of Leadership Studies
    • Service learning

Provost Office Staff

Craig BourneCraig Bourne

Executive Assistant

108 Anderson Hall

Selected Areas of Responsibility

  • Staff support and calendar/scheduling coordination and management for the Provost
  • Office coordination and management
  • Deans council support
  • Human resources support, including all personnel actions requiring Provost approval, executive searches, and conflict of interest and consulting requests
  • Event coordination for University Distinguished Professors
  • Managing the Provost's inbox
  • Maintaining record files

Sandra BraseSandra Brase

Executive Assistant

108 Anderson Hall

Selected Areas of Responsibility

  • K-State 2025 strategic planning and reporting
  • Program and Projects Coordination and Support
  • Deans Council Support
  • Committee management support, including the University Committee Handbook
  • Communications support, including Provost Office website
  • University Handbook and Department/Unit Head Manual support
  • Administrative support for University Distinguished Professors Nominations and Awards
  • Professorial Performance Award Support
  • First Tuesday Roundtable Support
  • Staff support to the Provost, as needed


Provost Organizational Chart (pdf)