About the Provost
Dr. Bonnie Higginson, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs and professor of education, provides vision, leadership, and oversight for all areas related to Academic Affairs. As the institution’s chief academic officer, Dr. Higginson is responsible for program administration, personnel decisions, and budget management; fosters the academic growth and development of faculty, staff, and students; and strives to advance the educational values, goals, and mission of the university with both on- and off-campus constituencies.
Units that report to the Provost include the Colleges of Business; Education; Health Sciences and Human Services, Humanities and Fine Arts; Science, Engineering and Technology; Hutson School of Agriculture; School of Nursing; Center for Continuing Education and Academic Outreach; University Libraries; Honors Program; Institute for International Studies; Center for Academic Advising; Undergraduate Research and Scholarly Activities; Office of Sponsored Programs; Center for Telecommunications Systems Management; Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology; Office of Service Learning; and the Office of the Registrar.
Dr. Higginson earned her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Education from Murray State University and received her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia. Dr. Higginson joined the Murray State faculty in 1979.