The Office of the Provost is responsible for ensuring the quality of student learning by overseeing the curriculum and leading new initiatives in higher education. The Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs is the chief academic officer for Colorado State University-Pueblo. In this capacity, the Provost ensures the integrity of all academic programs, and that they are of the highest quality. This includes roles in facilitating the establishment of programs, policies, procedures and standards. The Provost provides leadership to academic programs in supporting and continually enhancing curriculum, teaching, research, and outreach, collaboratively working with faculty, students, and staff. The Provost primarily works with the academic deans, the faculty senate, student government leaders, Extended Studies, the Honors program, the Presidents Leadership Program, several externally funded programs, and other areas not formally housed within academic affairs including the Registrar’s office, the Center for Academic Enrichment, and information technology.
The Office of the Provost is eager to help students find answers to their questions and to ensure that their experiences at CSU-Pueblo meet or exceed expectations. Students and others can reach the Provost Office at 719.549.2313 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Provost
Dr. Rick Kreminski joined Colorado State University-Pueblo as Dean of the College of Science and Mathematics (CSM) in August 2009. Prior to that, he was at Texas A&M University – Commerce, a part of the A&M System, for 17 years. Dr. Kreminski received several awards in Commerce, including their campus-wide service award, two campus-wide teaching awards, and their campus-wide research award. A professor of mathematics, his administrative duties have reduced his opportunity to teach at CSU-Pueblo – he has very much enjoyed teaching each course that he could since his arrival here, a variety of math (college algebra and applied calculus), geology (earth science), and physics (quantum mechanics) courses. He also looks forward to assisting with student preparation for the annual Putnam Exam, and guest lectures in classes and at student organization/club meetings. He has supervised two undergraduate honors theses and the master’s projects of over a dozen math students back in Texas. He has published numerous journal articles in mathematics, one coauthored textbook (Johns Hopkins University Press), and several invited encyclopedia articles (and a mathematical graphic featured on the cover of a leading mathematics journal). His one technical report, for a contract with the Colorado Department of Transportation, has also been cited in the literature.
Dr. Kreminski earned a bachelor’s degree in biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1981, and master’s and doctoral degrees in Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics from the University of Maryland – College Park. He received the juris doctorate from the Dedman School of Law at Southern Methodist University in 2008.