Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost


Millersville University's Vision Statement proclaims, "We will transform each learner's unique potential into the capacity for successful engagement in career and life opportunities."  To achieve this vision the Division of Academic Affairs, under the leadership of the Provost, is committed to fulfilling its mission, which states:

Academic Affairs provides undergraduate and graduate programs of distinction, grounded in the liberal arts tradition, that prepare students to be lifelong learners, civically-engaged citizens, and productive professionals in a global and diverse society.  Through a culture of openness, continuous improvement and reflective assessment, Academic Affairs constantly enhances opportunities for students to grow intellectually, think critically, and develop leadership skills.  Faculty, staff, students, and community members collaborate on professional, scholarly and creative works that contribute to the health of our institution, our community and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

As the Chief Academic Officer, the Provost is responsible to the President for providing overall leadership and general administrative responsibility for the University's planning process, academic programs and related support services, including faculty development, promotion and tenure processes, sabbatical leaves, research, curricular planning and assessment, and academic budgeting.  The Deans of the three Colleges (Education and Human Services, Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Science and Technology) report to the Provost.  In addition, the Associate Provost for Academic Administration, the Dean of the College of Graduate and Professional Studies and Associate Provost for Civic and Community Engagement, the Assistant Vice President for Assessment and Planning, and the Director of the Honors College also report to the Provost.  The Provost acts on behalf of the President during his absence and when requested to do so.

Working with the Deans' Council, Faculty Senate, faculty committees, Academic Affairs staff and senior officers of the University, the Provost develops the institution's academic priorities, which are identified in the Academic Affairs Strategic Plan and aligned with "Our Bold Path," the University Strategic Plan, and oversees their implementation.  The Provost's Office seeks to foster collaboration across the University in assuring our students educational opportunities second to none.

Please contact us if we can assist you in learning more about Millersville University.


Vilas A. Prabhu

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Contact Information

Office of the Provost

Biemesderfer Executive Center

101 N. George Street
Millersville University
Millersville, PA  17551-0302

Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Phone:  (717) 871-7555
Fax:  (717) 871-7952