Provost’s Office

Kathleen Dougherty

“…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 and research approval process

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 Dougherty

Dr. Kathleen Dougherty, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs, serves as the chief academic administrator at Alma College with oversight of all academic programs. She has doctoral and master’s degrees in philosophy from the University of Oklahoma and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from St. Olaf College. Her academic specialty focuses on contemporary virtue ethics and the development of moral character.

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.