Through distinctive curricular experiences and identifiable outcomes that distinguish UM-Flint students, Academic Affairs fosters the disposition for excellence that is grounded in the best of the University of Michigan’s two hundred year history. We create coherent and efficient pathways to employment and advanced study by combining the best of liberal and professional education coupled with deep and respectful connections to the life of our community.

Dedicated to providing relevance and value for all students, we advance the strength and ambition of the faculty and support their work of discovery and creativity. Through strategic investments in faculty and programs we innovate to advance our mission and extend our influence as intellectual leaders. Our commitment to students is our primary concern and the key point of mission focus. Students represent UM-Flint’s primary agency of impact in society, and we embrace our responsibility and accountability as the primary conduits for the translation of institutional mission to students via our daily efforts.

Academic Affairs is comprised of the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Education and Human Services, the College of Health Sciences, the School of Management, the School of Nursing, the Frances Willson Thompson Library, the Office of Graduate Programs, the Office of Extended Learning, the Office of Research & Sponsored Programs, the Thompson Center for Learning & Teaching, the University Honors ProgramUniversity Outreach, and Institutional Analysis.  Academic Affairs is led by the Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs who serves as the chief academic officer of the campus and provides leadership in the pursuit of campus-wide academic excellence in support of the Strategic Plan for the University of Michigan-Flint.

Academic Vision: Council of Deans

Susan Alcock, PhD

Interim Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs

Highlights of Recent UM-Flint Accomplishments


Jill A. Hubbard
Interim Executive Secretary to the Provost

Jill supports the Provost, Governing Faculty of the University, Faculty Council, Council of Deans and the Academic Affairs Advisory Committee.  She manages the reappointment, promotion, and tenure process, sabbaticals, Regents Communications, and the budget for the Provost office.  She coordinates projects for the Office of Provost, including but not limited to, the Academic Affairs Convocation, Winegarden and Thompson Visiting Professor programs, Common Read, Community Impact Fund and Provost Research Grants.  She also serves as coordinator of the Kings-Chevaz-Parks Visiting Professor program, serves on the core commencement committee, and coordinates the academic and event calendar for the Office of the Provost. 

Laura A. Martin
Administrative Assistant
Laura is the friendly face that will greet you when you first enter the Office of the Provost.  She is the point person for the Provost and Associate Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Studies calendars.  She coordinates the Maize and Blue Distinguished Scholarship and Faculty Awards processes, Provost newsletter, converting the office to electronic filing, managing the phone, mail and also supports the Associate Provost and Dean for Undergraduate Studies and the Interim Executive Secretary to the Provost.