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Provost Staff

Roger N. Blais

blais-300x300-rev2016Provost and Vice President 
for Academic Affairs
Professor of Physics

Roger Blais is the Chief Academic Officer and oversees curriculum development in all undergraduate and postgraduate programs. He supervises faculty recruitment, development, promotion and tenure. Blais is also charged with the maintenance and integrity of academic records and compliance in reporting academic information to outside agencies.

roger-blais@utulsa.edu
918-631-2554


Winona M. Tanaka

Senior Vice Provost and 
Associate Vice President 
for Academic Affairs
Clinical Professor of Law

Winona Tanaka serves as liaison to the Higher Learning Commission of North Central Association. She chairs the accreditation and certification processes as well as the Associate Dean’s Council and the Collegiate Advisors’ Council. Tanaka also serves as the Title IX Coordinator and works as the liaison between colleges and Athletics.

winona-tanaka@utulsa.edu
918-631-3054


Janet Haggerty

haggarty_janet-300x300Vice Provost for Research
Dean of the Graduate School

Janet Haggerty administers the Graduate School and the academic side of the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs, such as the internal funding programs. She develops and teaches the Life Skills Workshops for graduate students. Haggerty administers the TU Student Research Colloquium for graduate, law, and undergraduate students, and chairs the Intellectual Property Committee.

janet-haggerty@utulsa.edu
918-631-2304


Jane Kucko

Jane Kucko, Vice Provost for Global Education at The University of TulsaVice Provost for Global Education

Jane Kucko joined the TU team August 1, 2016 as Vice Provost for Global Education where she oversees the Center for Global Education. As Vice-Provost Kucko leads her team and faculty on continuing the implementation of comprehensive internationalization across TU. TU’s internationalization plan includes such initiatives as study abroad, TU Global Scholars, a staff global development program and internationalization grants for faculty.

jane-kucko@utulsa.edu
918-631-3225


Milt L. Jarrett

milt-jarrett-300x300Assistant Provost for Academic Outreach

Milt Jarrett assists with the activities of the Office of University Assessment.  He also serves as Coordinator of Summer Term.
millard-jarrett@utulsa.edu
918-631-3263


Tawny Rigsby

tawney-taylor-300x300Director of Student Academic Support

Tawny Rigsby provides leadership for academic support programming and services as well as University retention initiatives. She is a Primary Response Team Member for crises, serves on the University’s Behavior Intervention Team, and provides consultation and assistance regarding student behavior and concerns. She also serves as ADA/504 Coordinator for Americans with Disabilities Act compliance and administers the University’s Medical and Psychological Withdrawal processes.

tawny-rigsby@utulsa.edu</>
918-631-2315


Denise Dutton

dutton_denise-300x300Assistant Provost for Honors Program and Henneke Center for Academic Fulfillment

Denise Dutton administers the Honors Program and serves as founding director of the Henneke Center for Academic Fulfillment. In addition to teaching in the Honors Program, Denise coordinates the admission and selection of Honors Scholars and works with TU professors to staff Honors seminars, to review the Honors curriculum and to advise students designing an Honors Plan. Through the Henneke Center, Denise organizes forums to address common challenges in teaching and to highlight strategies TU professors are using with great success to engage students in the life of the mind and advance their learning. She develops and maintains resources to support faculty in their teaching, advising, and professional leadership. She also facilitates the University Seminar.

denise-dutton@utulsa.edu
918-631-2122


Nona Charleston

charleston_nona-300x300Director of Nationally Competitive Scholarships
Associate Director of Tulsa Undergraduate Research Challenge

Nona Charleston advises undergraduate and graduate students who apply for prestigious scholarship or fellowships. Charleston coordinates campus application procedure from notification through submission and organizes selection and screening committees. She also oversees TURC operations including admissions and selection for summer research stipends and opportunities for civic engagement and service.

nona-charleston@utulsa.edu
918-631-3511


Merry Kelly

merry-kelly-rehmDirector of Assessment

Merry Kelly is responsible for assessment and for providing information to help the university make strategic decisions to better achieve TU’s stated mission. She coordinates assessment activities for the entire institution and provides relative data for the many external bodies that accredit the university and its programs.

 

merry-beeson@utulsa.edu
918-631-3262


Lauren Wagner

wagner_lauren-300x300Administrative Associate to the Provost

Lauren Wagner edits the Undergraduate Bulletin and coordinates New Faculty Orientation as well as community and campus-related events as assigned by the Provost. She serves as secretary to the Faculty and Curriculum Committee of the Board of Trustees, the Deans’ Council and the University Curriculum Committee. Wagner provides support for the Honors Program and the Henneke Center.

 

lauren-wagner@utulsa.edu
918-631-2530


Patt Joyce

joyce_patt-300x300Assistant to the Provost

Patt Joyce manages the budgetary responsibilities including the processing of requisitions and purchase orders for the Office of the Provost and other academic units. She manages and ensures the smooth operation of the Office of the Provost on a daily basis and is the initial contact person for individuals seeking assistance from the Office of the Provost.

 

patricia-joyce@utulsa.edu
918-631-2554