Welcome to Academic Affairs

The Office for Academic Affairs is dedicated to carrying out the academic mission of the university through administering an outstanding array of undergraduate and graduate programs. In addition to our regional accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) for degrees through the doctoral level, we have the highest level of accreditation in those degree programs that offer specialized accreditation.

VSU is proud of its faculty of over 500 members, composed of talented teachers/scholars/advisors, who are dedicated to helping our students become life-long learners. Whether in the classroom, the laboratory, the studio, out in the field, or in their offices, these faculty members strive to provide innovative and challenging instruction to our students. At the same time, these faculty members remain active in their professions, performing research, producing scholarly and creative work, and participating in a variety of professional organizations.

Our student body of over 12,000 has met the highest admission standards in the history of this institution, and students are entering and persisting at higher rates than ever before. Their options for education are also more diverse than ever: students may take classes in a traditional classroom or completely or partially on-line; they may choose to spend a summer, semester, or year studying abroad; they may participate in an internship or have a service-learning experience.

The Office for Academic Affairs is responsible for helping both students and faculty members achieve their academic and professional goals. Along with the academic deans, directors, and department heads, Academic Affairs administers existing programs, revises and reviews those programs, and develops new ones. This Office also facilitates academic policies, procedures, and standards for both students and faculty.

This website endeavors to provide helpful information to both faculty members and students in all important academic areas. Our goal is to help you be successful both in and out of the classroom. VSU is a growing and dynamic institution, and academics are at the heart of our growth and of our mission. We are here to foster academic success.


David Danahar
Interim Provost &  V. P. for Academic Affairs