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This page is intended to serve as a clearinghouse for information of all kinds related to academic programs, policies, and activities at Millikin University.

Provost Resources

The Role of the Provost

The primary role of the Provost is to serve as Chief Academic Officer for the University, working closely with faculty and academic staff to ensure the overall academic quality of the university.  I serve as an advocate for both faculty and students as we strive for excellence across the disciplines in teaching, learning, advising, scholarship, and artistry.  Working closely with the President, administration, faculty, and staff, I strive to advance the mission of the University as we prepare students for professional success, democratic citizenship in a global environment, and the personal pursuit of a live of meaning and value. I am honored and privileged to serve in this role in an interim capacity for the 2021-2022 academic year, and am excited for the opportunity to work with an incredible team of committed faculty and staff as we strive to build both greater academic excellence across the university and a more inclusive community of scholars and artists.

Mary M. Black
Interim Provost



Department News

Millikin University Commons
Academic | Campus | College of Professional Studies
Millikin University awarded Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence Grant
January 25, 2018, 11:15am
Millikin to host public health scholar for 2018-19 Academic Year Millikin University has been awarded a U.S host institution grant to host a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence during the 2018-...
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Millikin Steinway Piano
Academic | Alumni & Friends | Campus
Millikin receives new Steinway Pianos
January 22, 2018, 2:15pm
Millikin to donate used instruments to Decatur schools Millikin University is pleased to announce the arrival of 21 new Steinway pianos consistent with its status as an All-Steinway school...
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Millikin Chemistry
Academic | Alumni & Friends | Campus
Millikin named among Best Colleges for Chemistry Majors in Illinois
November 2, 2017, 10:45am
MU among institutions offering best career opportunities for chemistry majors Millikin University has been named among the top seven colleges in Illinois for chemistry majors according to...
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University Commons
Academic | Admissions | Alumni & Friends
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranks Millikin University among top institutions
October 2, 2017, 12:30pm
Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education ranks Millikin University among top institutions Millikin University has been recognized by the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education (WSJ/...
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Shilling Hall
Academic | Admissions | Alumni & Friends
Forbes ranks Millikin University among Nation's Top Colleges
September 13, 2017, 10:00am
Millikin named among Top 20 Best Small College Deals in Illinois Millikin University is once again ranked among the nation's best colleges and universities by Forbes in its 10th annual Top...
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