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Office of the Provost

Welcome to the Office of the Provost, within Academic Affairs

We are responsible for strategic planning, administration and evaluation of academic programs, resource allocation, budget analysis, assessment, and academic policies. In addition, we provide leadership and are responsible for a wide range of matters concerning institutional effectiveness and accreditation requirements and processes.

We coordinate on co-curricular activities and new student orientation with the Office of Student Affairs; coordinate on commencement planning, public relations, fund raising, and advancement initiatives with the Office of Institutional Advancement; and coordinate on strategic resource allocation with the Office of Finance and Administration.

About Tanuja Singh, Provost and SVP of Academic Affairs

Dr. Tanuja Singh joined Loyola University New Orleans on July 1, 2020 as Provost and SVP of Academic Affairs. She came to Loyola from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, TX, where she served as Dean and Professor of Marketing in the Greehey School of Business at St. Mary’s University for eleven years. She served in various other capacities previously roles including department chair and professor of marketing at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL, for thirteen years. Tanuja earned her doctorate in Business Administration from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, IL, an MBA from Millsaps College in Jackson, MS, and a M.Sc. in Physics from University of Allahabad in India.

Tanuja has a deep understanding of the interplay between academia, industry, and the larger community, as well as an ability to understand and respond effectively to challenges and opportunities in the environment. She has significant experience with new program development, cross-disciplinary innovation, enrollment strategies, fund-raising, student and faculty development, industry and community partnerships, international alliances, and marketing.

She is a sought-after speaker on such topics as future of work, organizational strategy and leadership, higher education landscape, women in leadership, and diversity in the workplace. She has published many papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings. She is the co-author of a book on electronic media titled Surfing the Rift: An Executive’s Guide to the Post Web 2.0 World.

Tanuja serves on the Board of Directors of AACSB International, a prestigious global accrediting body for business education whose mission is to connect educators, students, and businesses to create the next generation of leaders. She is a major benefactor and member of the Governing Board for a rural school in India that focuses on educating and empowering disadvantaged and low-income boys and girls. She received the San Antonio Business Journal’s Women’s Leadership Award in 2018 and the Leadership Award by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in 2015. She was inducted into the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame in 2017.

Tanuja Singh, Provost and SVP of Academic Affairs

The members of major university committees are named in the Committee Membership List.
In addition, some committees have individual web pages as listed below:

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Committee 

Associate Dean's Council 
Commencement Committee 
Facilities Planning Committee 
Graduate Council 
Institutional Review Board 
Intellectual Property Policy and Rights Committee 
International Education Committee 
Monroe Hall Building Committee 
Standing Committee on the Loyola Core

Standing Committee on Online Education 
Standing Committee of Professional and Continuing Studies 

Standing Council for Academic Planning 
Strategic Planning Team (formerly University Planning Team) 
University Budget Committee 
University Campus Sustainability Committee 
University Conciliation Committee 
University Courses and Curriculum Committee 
University Rank and Tenure Committee 

Established in 1968 and consisting of faculty representatives from all departments, colleges, and schools, the University Senate is an advisory body whose function is to advise the University--including the Provost, the President, and the Board of Trustees--on matters that the Senate deems appropriate concerning the whole University.  Visit the University Senate Website

Policies + Procedures

Learn about the policies and procedures that go along with the services and resources we offer.

Policies + Procedures

Curricular Forms + Procedures

The below proposal forms have been developed to provide guidance and consistency across colleges through the curriculum approval process.

Curricular Forms + Procedures


The Office of Academic Affairs offers a number of resources for faculty and staff at Loyola University.