Welcome From The Provost

Christopher Maynard

This year has been filled with challenges; however, the mission of Sam Houston State University has not changed. We have remarkable, dedicated faculty and staff that have one focus: student success. As we have learned more about the virus, we have continued to make adjustments that allow us to offer a vibrant university experience while maintaining a safe learning environment. The spring semester will continue to look different, but what will not change is our unwavering commitment to student success and the transformative power of a dynamic university experience.

If you are student at Sam Houston State University, I want you to know that you belong here and we will do everything possible to support you on your journey. Please visit the “Student Success” tab on this page to find out how we can help.

If you are a faculty or staff member, thank you for your dedicated service. You are the reason this university is such a special place. Please contact the Provost’s Office if we can help in any way.

Christopher Maynard, Ph.D
Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Sam Houston State University
provost@shsu.edu



The Office of the Provost

…Provides coordination and support for all academic personnel matters, programming, and other issues pertaining to the academic standards and mission of the University. 

…Is responsible for supporting the work of the faculty, whose teaching, advising, and scholarship brings Sam Houston’s academic programs to life.

…Oversees the University curriculum and new curricular initiatives; faculty hiring and promotion; support for faculty research and teaching; and the administration of all academic departments and programs, the library, and support offices within the division of Academic Affairs.

Our goal is to help both faculty members and students in all academic areas to be successful both in and out of the classroom. If you have questions, we’ll help you find the answers. If you can’t find the resource(s) you need within our web pages, use this Provost Staff Duties page to find who is best-equipped to answer your question.