Office of the Provost


March 27, 2020 - Message from the Provost: A message for Faculty and Staff from the Provost. (Read More)
March 23, 2020: Message for Faculty and Academic Affairs Staff (Read More)
March 23, 2020: Message to SSU Students: Transitioning to Remote Instruction (Read More)
March 22, 2020: Important Post-Spring Break Message for Faculty, Students, and Staff. (Read More)
March 19, 2020: Message for Faculty from the Emergency Operations Center. (Read More)
March 19, 2020: Message from the Provost: Remote Teaching and Learning through Spring 2020. (Read More)
March 16, 2020: Academic Resources for Remote Teaching and Learning. (Read More)
March 16, 2020: Message from the Provost regarding Faculty and Staff Over 65 years of age. (Read More)
March 11, 2020: We are suspending face-to-face classes for Thursday, March 12, Friday, March 13, and Monday, March 23. (Read More)  

The Office of the Provost provides academic leadership and vision to Sonoma State University.

Its fundamental task is to ensure excellence in teaching, research and scholarship in order to ultimately give undergraduate and graduate students the highest quality of education–both within and outside the classroom.

Home to 9,200 students and 53 schools and departments, nationally recognized faculty, programs and centers and a location that offers countless resources, Sonoma State University provides its undergraduate and graduate students with a rich educational experience few universities can match.


Crucial to our student’s educational experience, is our diverse community of extraordinary educators, faculty, staff, academic deans, department heads, student services professionals – all of whom are experts within their field and dedicated to the success of our students and groundbreaking support services. Together with our community of educators, we can shape our rich and rewarding academic culture.

The Office of the Provost aims to recruit exceptional faculty, staff and educators. It provides a myriad of research opportunities, grants, fellowships and awards to support these efforts. The office also implements and reviews academic initiatives which support and complement Sonoma State’s mission, strategic planning, globalization efforts and interdisciplinary work across the university.

Our core values are an expression of who are at Sonoma State. We proudly embrace these values as part of our Seawolf Commitment to providing our students and faculty/staff the best experience possible.

Our Core Values

Diversity & Social Justice


Community Engagement