Provost’s Office

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“…to prepare graduates who think critically, serve generously, lead purposefully, and live responsibly as stewards of the world they bequeath to future generations.”

The Provost’s Office coordinates academic programs at Alma College. Academic departments and programs are central to this effort. Information about them, including faculty, courses, and requirements for majors and minors, can be found through the links posted on the main academic page. 

We facilitate a wide range of student support as well. This includes academic advising, the academic and internship support services offered through the Center for Student Opportunity, and the resources of the Alma College Library. The Heritage Center hosts a rich series of speakers and performances, and the Registrar’s Office works with class schedules, registration, and student transcripts.

The Provost’s Office is also an important source of information. You’ll find links to academic forms, the research approval process, and community governance.   

We hope that you will be able to find these pages helpful.  If you can’t find information you need, please stop by our office on the first floor of the Swanson Academic Center: we’re eager to help.

Provost Selmon

Dr. Michael Selmon is a professor of English and the provost and vice president for academic affairs. He received a B.A. in religion and mathematics and an M.S. in mathematics from Miami University before going on to earn an M.A. and Ph.D. in English literature from the University of Maryland. His research centers on modern drama, including publications on playwrights like Caryl Churchill and Eugene O’Neill.

The Provost’s Office

The Provost oversees the academic programs of the college and with the faculty shapes the teaching and learning environment at Alma. This site provides information related to faculty governance, the curriculum, undergraduate research, and faculty grant opportunities.