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Email: blord@eiu.edu

As Provost and Vice president for Academic Affairs, I would like to welcome you to the division's website. Academic Affairs, which comprises the four colleges and other academic units enumerated on our home page, is responsible for all academic instruction at Eastern Illinois University. Eastern is a wonderful institution which takes seriously its mission as a comprehensive university. Students are at the center of all we do, and our graduation rates, retention rates, and alumni satisfaction levels exceed those of many of our peer institutions.

Visitors to the Academic Affairs website undoubtedly will want to know different things about Eastern. If you are a student, for example, you may want to know that at EIU you will find a caring and committed faculty; that you will have many opportunities to work directly with them in scholarly and creative activities; and that you will experience mostly small classes. If you are a parent, you will discover an institution committed to your student's intellectual development, and a safe, caring community in which this development will be nurtured. If you are a faculty or staff member, you may wish to re-affirm that you are working at an institution which values its student-centered traditions and the intellectual capital embodied in its employees. Finally, if you are a visitor, you may want to know what a terrific resource Eastern Illinois University is to the region and state.

Whoever you are, the links on this site should help you learn more about Eastern. If you still have questions, or if you simply prefer a human touch, please feel free to contact us.