Office of the Provost

Office of the Provost

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is the College’s chief academic officer and is responsible for leading the development and implementation of the administration’s academic vision. The Provost provides leadership across all academic activities through the articulation and support of academic priorities.


As a national leader in engaged learning, the Provost’s priorities include excellence in undergraduate, graduate, and professional education; faculty excellence in teaching, research, and public service; interdisciplinary innovation in research, scholarship, and creative activities; and global leadership in research and education.


The mission of Florida Southern College is to prepare students through dynamic engaged learning to make a positive and consequential impact on society. The mission also includes preserving the world-renowned Frank Lloyd Wright campus and visitor program.


Florida Southern College will achieve national recognition for providing a transformational education for students through its distinctive synthesis of liberal arts and professional programs, and focus on student development through co-curricular and service learning programs. It will become a national model for engaged learning in order to achieve the learning outcomes students need to thrive in a global society. As a result of its pragmatic approach to liberal learning, the global perspective of its academic programs, effective engaged learning pedagogy, and distinctive learning outcomes in all disciplines, Florida Southern will ascend to the top 25 colleges/universities in its Carnegie classification. Maintaining its affiliation with the United Methodist Church, Florida Southern will serve as the preeminent mid-size institution within the denomination, always striving to foster students’ spiritual growth. Also, preserving the campus iconic and significant historical Frank Lloyd Wright structures that serve as a “living museum” to accommodate the living-learning programs of the College, and promotion of educational programs to perpetuate the legacy of America’s greatest architect, is included in the vision.

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Brad Hollingshead, Ph.D.


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Mary Crowe, Ph.D.

Associate Provost for Experiential Education