Vice President for Academic Affairs

The Office of Academic Affairs works to ensure that Adams State University provides undergraduate and graduate programs that embody academic excellence. The office works to collaborate with Academic Council, Graduate Council, and Faculty Senate to ensure that our curriculum, policies, and practices promote academic integrity, student learning, and success for all students. The office oversees implementation of the academic components of the ASU 2020 Strategic Plan, the Academic Strategic Plan, and the ASU Assessment Plan.

The Office of Academic Affairs ensures that academic programs engage in ongoing assessment and improvement. It also oversees the Library, Academic Instructional Technology Center, Extended Studies, and the Academics Achievement Strategies (AAA) program. It works closely with the Center for Teaching, Innovation and Research to provide faculty development opportunities and training for faculty and department chairs and with the Community for Inclusive Excellence, Leadership and Opportunity (CIELO) to help ensure equity and inclusion in all academic programs. The Office of Academic Affairs also oversees the faculty retention, promotion, and tenure process.

Faculty Resources

Dr. Kent Buchanan

Vice President of Academic Affairs

Jerah Dickson

Program Assistant


Richardson Hall – Room 2-200