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Provost Office Staff

Joan GuettiJoan F. Guetti, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Provost
Presidents Hall
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079
Phone: (973) 275-2480
E-mail: joan.guetti@shu.edu

The Senior Associate Provost reports directly to the Provost and co-facilitates the administration of academic programs and management of the Division of Academic Affairs. In collaboration with the University’s schools and colleges, the Senior Associate Provost develops policies that support academic excellence, guides the University’s academic and strategic plan initiatives, and supports the Catholic mission. The Office of International Programs and the Office of Grants and Research Services report to the Senior Associate Provost.

Greg BurtonGregory Burton, Ph.D.

Associate Provost
Presidents Hall Room 310
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079
Phone: (973) 761-9362
E-mail: gregory.burton@shu.edu

This division of the Office of the Provost is responsible for strategic planning, faculty development, curriculum and Program Review, assessment of student learning, promotion of faculty research and scholarship, Middle States accreditation, and university-wide assessment.

Erik LillquistErik Lillquist, J.D.

Associate Provost for Strategy and Finance
Seton Hall University
400 South Orange Avenue
South Orange, NJ 07079
Phone: (973) 275-4811
Email: erik.lillquist@shu.edu

The Associate Provost for Academic Projects manages projects primarily related to the School of Medicine, the development of the new Health and Medical Sciences campus in Nutley and Clifton. He also provides counsel to the Provost on other matters, including issues related to technology and intellectual property.

Christopher Cuccia, Ed.D.

Associate Provost Academic and Graduate Affairs and Institutional Research Chris Cuccia
Presidents Hall
Phone: (973) 761-7554
E-mail: christopher.cuccia@shu.edu

The Associate Provost for Academic Affairs promotes the operational efficiency, compliance and reporting infrastructures in the Office of the Provost. Dr. Cuccia provides leadership for the University's graduate education initiatives and enrollment. In addition, he oversees the Office of Institutional research, is responsible for administering the Provost's Initiatives for Summer Session, and works with the administrators and faculty of the various schools and colleges to promote credit bearing programs. Dr. Cuccia also provides effective coordination and communication, to both internal and external constituencies regarding various matters in Academic Affairs, in particular in promulgation of the Strategic Plan. 

Bernadette McVey, M.A.

Director of Academic Events, Initiatives and Planning
Email: bernadette.mcvey@shu.edu

The Director of Academic Events, Initiatives and Planning reports to and provides high-level administrative support to the university's chief academic officer. The Director of Academic Events, Initiatives and Planning, manages, plans and executes academic events and plays a critical role in helping to advance academic initiatives and projects, ensure smooth day-to-day operations, and foster collaboration and coordination among the administrative staff of the Provost's and President's office.

Staysha Taylor

Administrative Assistant to the Provost and Executive Vice President
Email: staysha.taylor@shu.edu

The Administrative Assistant to the Provost and Executive Vice President assists in performing day-to-day operations of the office and is responsible for planning and strategizing for upcoming meetings and events. The administrative assistant is the point-of-contact for the Provost and manages the Provost's calendar and correspondence.

Anna Calka, M.S. 

Special Projects Coordinator and Administrative Assistant to the Senior Associate Provost
Email: anna.calka@shu.edu

This position provides high level administrative support to the Senior Associate Provost and facilitates the overall efficiency of the Office of the Provost by planning and coordinating meetings, conferences, and events. Maintains the Senior Associate Provost's calendar and performs special projects including research and data-analysis. The Special Projects Coordinator serves as senior editor and designer of University catalogues both in print and online.

Catherine Jeffrey, B.S.

Administrative Assistant to the Associate Provost for Strategy and Finance 
Email: catherine.jeffrey@shu.edu

The Administrative Assistant to the Associate Provost for Finance and Administration coordinates day-to-day operations of the office and provides support to all of the academic financial administrators. She reviews and processes all academic disbursement and determines the accuracy of all academic personnel assignments and payroll authorizations. She facilitates the faculty hiring process and assists in the administration of the Graduate Assistant Program.

Jacquelyn Coletta, M.A.

Graduate Affairs and Strategic Planning Assistant
Email: jacquelyn.coletta@shu.edu

The Graduate Affairs and Strategic Planning Assistant provides logistical and administrative support to the Associate Provost for Academic and Graduate Affairs and the Associate Provost for Strategy and Finance with assigned tasks. The Assistant also coordinates meetings and events sponsored by the Office of the Provost, as needed. She works with the Associate Provost for Academic Affairs by providing critical support of the Office of Graduate Affairs, serving as the primary liaison with the Office of Public Relations on the tracking, processing, and approval process for invoices related to graduate marketing and promotions. In addition, she assists the Associate Provost for Special Projects on faculty hiring, review of invoices, purchase orders, credit card statements, and other financial documentation.

Carol Lawson

Secretary
Email: carol.lawson@shu.edu

This position assists the Director of Academic Events, Initiatives and Planning with the execution of all academic events. Provides support with production of University catalogues and assists with special projects as assigned.

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