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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 ​​​

About the Interim Provost

Dr. Raymond earned his Ph.D. in operations management at the University of Utah in 1987. He entered the academic profession as assistant professor of operations management at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in September 1986. In the Fall of 1990, he joined the College of Business Faculty at Montana State University and in 2001 was promoted to Associate Dean for Administration and Finance. He accepted the Dean’s position at the Malik and Seeme Hasan School of Business in Fall of 2012. In his recent administrative positions, he has played a prominent role in successful campus and college level accreditation efforts.

His teaching and scholarship have been recognized through awards for teaching excellence and scholarly performance. During his career, he has published more than 30 refereed articles in various journals and proceedings, including The Journal of Small Business Management, The JAI Press, Industrial Management, Computer Personnel, The Journal of Education for Business and the Journal of Management Education. Dr. Raymond’s current fields of inquiry include managerial decision making, student learning processes, best practices in faculty development and organizational crisis preparation and response.

He has been active in community and civic organizations, including membership on the boards of Pueblo Rotary 43, Neighborworks of Southern Colorado, and the Pueblo County Buy Local Commission.

New Summer School Opportunities

Summer School Opportunities
  • Increased work-study jobs and Pell Grants
  • Housing and out-of-state tuition discounts
  • More online and face-to-face Gen Ed courses
  • See your advisor to enroll today!

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