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Academic Administration

Saint Joseph’s University is committed to its Jesuit mission through the vigorous pursuit of truth, driven by innovative pedagogy and supported by accomplished research and scholarship. We prepare our students to meet the challenges of the twenty-first century through a variety of learning environments in order to prepare them for the life-long practice of engaged citizenship in service to the common good.

The Office of the Provost oversees Academic Affairs, including Faculty and Academic Support, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Assessment and Strategic Planning, and Student Life, each area supported by an Associate Provost. From matriculation to graduation, the Provost’s staff works to enhance every aspect of a student’s experience at Saint Joseph’s University.

Headshot of Jean McGivney-Burelle, PhD, seated in an orange chair

Jean McGivney-Burelle, PhD, an accomplished higher education leader and teacher-scholar with more than two-and-a-half decades of experience, was selected as provost and senior vice president of academic affairs at Saint Joseph’s University in 2024. 


Middle States Commission on Higher Education Self-Study

Self-Study, the Re-accreditation Process

The Saint Joseph’s University Self-Study is the multi-year re-accreditation process established by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). Re-accreditation occurs on an eight-year cycle. Saint Joseph’s is preparing for accreditation in 2024. The self-study will culminate in a Self-Study Report demonstrating institutional compliance with the Standards for Accreditation and Requirements for Affiliation with Middle States.