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Message from the Provost Message from the Provost

Message from the Provost:

Academic Affairs is dedicated to supporting the Curry College Mission "to educate and graduate students prepared to engage in successful careers and active citizenship with a global perspective." Student success - retention, persistence, post-graduate achievement - is our penultimate goal.

Our work in facilitating and directly impacting student success is informed by these principles:

  • In interacting with students, faculty and staff we value transparency, communication and accountability.
  • Professional, responsive service and support for the work of faculty within the context of our shared governance systems is central to achieving our goal of student success.
  • Proactive/Collaboration with multiple offices and constituents across the College community offers an effective way to achieve our Mission.
  • A commitment to continuous improvement, high standards, and program quality, guides our approach to designing and implementing policies, procedures and systems. We are always thinking of ways to improve our curricular and co-curricular experiences to make sure that a Curry education prepares students for our complex and rapidly changing world.
  • Given limited resources, we have a responsibility to be effective and efficient stewards of the College's assets in advancing our Mission.
Request for Student Funding Request for Student Funding
Request for Student Academic Conference Funding

In an effort to promote undergraduate research and professional involvement by our students, the Provost's office has a limited pool of funds available to support participation by students in conferences and other professional events. Students who wish to request funds must have their request sponsored by a faculty member who would complete the form below with the student. **Please note, given the limited nature of resources, generally the Provost's Office can support 50% of the budgeted costs per student, up to a maximum of $500 per student. **

Organization Chart for Academic Affairs Organization Chart for Academic Affairs
Academic Affairs Leadership Academic Affairs Leadership

David Szczerbacki, Ph.D., Provost. The position of Provost, recognizes the importance of cross functional coordination, facilitation, planning, problem solving and decision making in addressing institutional challenges and opportunities from the focal point of the core academic mission of the College. The duties and responsibilities as Academic Dean, Vice President of Academic Affairs and Chief Academic Officer are subsumed under the title of Provost.

Dr. Szczerbacki is serving as Curry College's first Provost.


Carrie L. Cokely, Ph.D., Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs, provides broad-based leadership, planning, and oversight to advance the academic mission of the College.  As co-chair of the Retention Committee, she is responsible for the development, implementation and assessment of integrated systems to promote student retention and persistence to graduation, and successful outcomes following graduation through a culture of academic engagement. She is also responsible for developing systems and protocols that integrate the work of the Office of Academic Success, Academic Advising, Academic Enrichment Center, Disability Services, and other academic support services into a coordinated academic success program. In addition, she supports cross-area planning and curriculum development as it relates to the General Education and Honors program at the College and developing and disseminating academic information to students, faculty, and staff.


Michael Bosco, Assistant Vice President of Academic Affairs. Provides leadership for a variety of academic and student services including Study Away programming, new program development, faculty hiring, accreditation efforts, program review and assessment, and has supervisory oversight for both the Registrar's Office and the Center for Career Development. Coordinates Academic Convocation and advises Alexander Graham Bell Honor Society.


Ed Tallent, Dean of Faculty. Works to support Faculty and Departments at Curry in enhancing their teaching, assessing learning, and keeping current with technology and other new ways of engaging students in their coursework. Co-Chairs the Learning Outcomes Assessment Committee; supports faculty hiring and coordinates both New Faculty Orientation and the Annual Faculty Retreat.


Academic Affairs Administrative Staff:

Sr. Budget Analyst, Laura Davis:

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Payroll Coordinator, Karen O'Toole:

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Sr. Administrative Assistant, Arlene Kiyabu

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