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Welcome from the Provost & VICE PRESIDENT for Academic Affairs

Dear Colleagues:

Few research universities are as uniquely poised for greatness and positioned to address the opportunities and complex challenges within higher education, like West Virginia State University. Our storied past, diverse campus- community, and our promising future place us amid many social, economic, environmental, and technological changes. These exciting endeavors at the University offer the prospect to demonstrate our ability to develop effective solutions and shape tomorrow’s leaders.

Our strong culture for teaching is complemented by outstanding students with an extraordinary opportunity to be taught by faculty who are defining cutting edge knowledge, coordinating interdisciplinary approaches, expanding academic programs, and advancing research opportunities to leverage our talents fully forging innovation in many areas.
It is an honor and a privilege to serve as the Interim Provost and Vice President, and the State family at this very special juncture in its history.  Together, we will grow and succeed in the fulfillment of our mission to meet the higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research.
As I look forward to the beginning of the semester, I find inspiration in the words "One book, one pen, one student, and one teacher can change the world." I believe that the teaching and mentoring we do are transformative, and in doing so, may truly transform the world--we have seen the proof.

Reflecting on the changing needs of our students, what awaits, and the great work we have accomplished, with collaboration, we will articulate our priorities for the coming year. I invite you to join me in thinking about creative ways to further support your work as teachers and scholars; to enhance the academic achievement of all of our students;  highlight our signature programs; establish new and innovative learning pathways, and to broadly communicate our past and future successes to each other, our colleagues, our alumni, and to prospective students and their families. I look forward to our work together.


Academic Affairs Vision Statement

The Office of Academic Affairs is an active and effective team committed to quality education, scholarship and service.  Academic Affairs includes a campus wide, involved and informed faculty and staff dedicated to strengthening and growing our academic programs.  The team strives to meet students at their point of need with personal connections to support student success and lifelong learning.


Program Review Schedule 2013-2014 to 2022-2023
Based on CIP Classifications
 2013-2014  2014-2015  2015-2016  2016-2017  2017-2018
 2018-2019   2019-2020  2020-2021  2021-2022  2022-2023
 B.S.  Communications

 M.A. Media  Studies
 B.S.  Education
 B.S. Computer  Science
 B.A. Economics

 B.A. Political Science

 B.A. Sociology
 B.A. International Studies
 B.A. English
 B.A.  Psychology
 B.S. Mathematics
 B.A. Business  Administration
 B.S. Athletic Sports Training

 B.S. Sports Studies
 M.S.  Biotechnology

M.A. Biotechnology
   B.S. Chemistry
 B.A. History
 B.S. Criminal Justice

 M.S. Law Enforcement &  Administration
B.S.. Biology
  M. Public Administration  
 B.S. Social Work
 B.A. Art

 B.A. Art History #50.0701

 B.F.A. Music
 B.S. Health Sciences
Program Review Follow-up Report Due Dates
West Virginia State University
Academic Policies Committee
None Pending

Our Team

J. Paige
J. Paige  Carney, Ed.D.
Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Micheal  Fultz, Ph.D.
Associate Provost/AVPAA
Kerri Steele, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Professional Studies
Robert M.
Robert M. Wallace, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Arts and Humanities
Deborah Williams
Dean, College of Business and Social Sciences
Naveed Zaman, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics
Vonda Matthews
Administrative Secretary Senior
Dr. J. Paige Carney

Dr. J. Paige Carney
Provost and
Vice President for Academic Affairs

Academic Affairs Office
131 Ferrell Hall 
(304) 766-3189
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