||Ronald Rochon, Ph.D.
Professor of Education
Bryon C. Wright Administration Building,103
The Office of the Provost is one of the executive branches reporting directly to USI President Linda
L. M. Bennett and the USI Board of Trustees, while working closely with other administrative vice
presidents to develop and implement policies advancing the mission of the university.
Our office is committed to establishing high standards for student academic achievement and
conduct, developing a strong faculty, advancing technological innovation, and personalized attention
for actions and outcomes.
The focus of utmost importance is on teaching and learning, and encouraging students and faculty
members to engage in creative activity, diverse scholarship, applied research, and service and outreach
activities that are designed to expand knowledge, improve instruction, increase learning, and provide
optimum service to the University and the region.
The University offers an array of undergraduate programs and select graduate programs designed to
foster an atmosphere conducive to study, teaching, free exchange of ideas, ethical inquiry, and
responsible citizenry. Essential to fulfilling this commitment is the development of a teaching faculty
who excel in their roles as educators, creative scholars and researchers, thereby benefiting the
profession, the university, the region, and society.