Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Learning Innovation
Susana Rivera-Mills is Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Learning Innovation, member of the Provost’s Executive Committee, and Professor of Spanish Linguistics and Diversity Advancement. In her role, she collaborates closely with the deans to advance the University’s goals to attract, recruit, educate and successfully graduate outstanding and diverse undergraduate students; to offer a distinctive mix of academically excellent and in-demand undergraduate programs, both on-campus and online; and to deliver instruction using leading edge pedagogies and technologies. In that capacity, she provides strategic leadership and oversight of Enrollment Management, the Office of Academic Programs and Assessment, Extended Campus, and the Center for Teaching and Learning, as well as cross-university curricular development and enhancement programs (the Difference, Power and Discrimination Program; the Writing Intensive Curriculum Program; and the Office of Undergraduate Research, Scholarship and the Arts). Susana also oversees the ROTC units and is OSU’s staff liaison to the University Innovation Alliance. Her previous administrative positions at OSU include Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Executive Associate Dean in the College of Liberal Arts. She holds BA and MA degrees in Spanish Linguistics from the University of Iowa and a PhD in Romance Languages from the University of New Mexico. Susana’s Executive Assistant is Janet Ekholm.