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Office of the Provost

Committed to creating structures and processes in a culture where faculty, staff, and students can thrive so that, together, we will accomplish the university’s mission.

The President of the University charges the Provost with:

  • Academic quality and student success
  • Ensuring positive learning and working environments
  • Development and implementation of Academic Affairs strategic plan in alignment with Blueprint for Success 2021-2026
  • Institutional accreditation and accountability
  • Recruiting and maintaining a top-quality faculty
  • Managing academic appointments, tenure, and promotion
  • Leading the university’s internationalization efforts

Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. John Buckwalter joined Boise State in July 2021 after serving as the Betty L. Tointon endowed dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences at Kansas State University, as well as a professor in the Department of Kinesiology.

Originally from Arkansas, Dr. Buckwalter earned a B.A. in Spanish and B.S. in Health and Physical Education at Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana, and both an MS and Ph.D. in Kinesiology from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He is a fellow in the American Physiological Society and the American College of Sports Medicine.

Office of the Provost News

Attend Program Assessment Report Organizing Meetings
The Strategic Enrollment and Retention Plan Supports Connections
Local Art Added to Provost Office Space
AI and Education at Boise State

Academic Affairs Recognition Reception

The Academic Affairs Recognition Reception is an annual event hosted by the Office of the Provost to recognize faculty achievements. Visit the event page for more information, and to view honorees from past events.

Past Events