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About the Provost Office


The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs handles all areas related to Academic Affairs. These include

  • Program administration, personnel decisions and budget management

  • Academic growth and development of faculty, staff and students

  • Advancement of educational values, goals and mission of the university.

Office Address

The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Murray State University


333 Wells Hall, Murray, KY 42071

Office Hours:

  • Regular hours: M-F 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • Summer hours: M-F 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Academic Affairs Staff

Dr. Tim Todd

Dr. Tim Todd

Provost / Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. K. Renee Fister

Associate Provost

Ashley Ireland

Assistant Provost - Director for Online Programs

Dr. Robert Pervine

Dr. Robert Pervine

Senior Associate Provost

Dr. Robert Pervine, Associate Provost for Graduate Education and Research and professor of mathematics and statistics, provides leadership for graduate programs and research. Dr. Pervine provides administrative leadership and oversight for the academic support units of the Office of Graduate Admissions, the Office of Graduate Recruitment, the Office of Sponsored Programs, the Center for Telecommunications Systems Management, the Institutional Review Board, the Institutional Animal Care and Use Compliance, and the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Technology. | He also provides campus-wide leadership as the co-director of Murray State’s Quality Enhancement Plan, an institutional requirement for reaccreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), as well as serving as a liaison to the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education and other administrative oversight bodies. Dr. Pervine received his Bachelor’s degree from Purdue University, his Master’s degree from Western Kentucky University and his Ph.D. from the University of Kentucky. Dr. Pervine joined the Murray State University faculty in 1985.

Shelia Haley

Shelia Haley

Executive Assistant

Riza Marjadi

Riza Marjadi

Academic Systems Analyst

Camela Ramey

Camela Ramey

Academic Budget Coordinator

Lori Roe

Director of Accreditation and New Programs

Haley Tidwell

Administrative Assistant

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