Academic Affairs

Office of the Provost

The provost is the chief academic officer for the University. This individual provides leadership, ensures academic accountability, encourages innovation and entrepreneurship, facilitates the work of faculty, staff and students and serves as a public intellectual promoting the culture, spirit and value of the academy. Provost Staff 2The provost works closely with the president in developing University priorities and in administering program budgets and faculty personnel policies. As a member of the Regents' Council of Chief Academic Officers, the provost participates in a collegial fashion with other academic leaders in system-wide shared governance and coordination.


Fort Hays State University is seeking comments from the public about the University in preparation for its periodic evaluation by its regional accrediting agency. The University will host a visit December 10-12, 2014, with a team representing the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association. Fort Hays State University has been accredited by the Commission since 1915. The team will review the institution's ongoing ability to meet the Commission's Criteria for Accreditation.

The public is invited to send comments regarding the University to:
Public Comment on Fort Hays State University
The Higher Learning Commission
230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604-1411

The public may also submit comments on the Commission's Website at

Of Note:

 Fall Convocation Remarks
 Foresight 2020 - A Strategic Agenda for Higher Education 


 Nov 17: Honors Convocation, 3:00 pm, Black and Gold Room, Memorial Union
 Nov 21: Presidential Inauguration, 10:00 am, Gross Memorial Coliseum
 Dec 4: Coffee with Chris, 3:00 pm, Stouffer Lounge, Memorial Union

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Contact Informationaqip logo
600 Park Street
Sheridan Hall 302
Hays, KS 67601
Telephone: (785) 628-4241
Fax: (785) 628-4157
Chris Crawford, Interim Provost

Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

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