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As the university’s chief academic officer, the provost and executive vice president for academic affairs sets the vision and direction for the Division of Academic Affairs, overseeing the university’s comprehensive academic enterprise.

The provost supervises, guides and mentor deans and associate provosts; supports and updates the university president based on their priorities and coordinates with other cabinet members to ensure seamless services in support of students. In addition, the provost coordinates and communicates with internal stakeholders (students, faculty, staff) and external organizations to support academic initiatives. The provost also plays and important role in telling Texas A&M’s story of academic excellence and student success.

Dr. Alan Sams serves as provost, executive vice president for academic affairs and chief academic officer for Texas A&M University. He was appointed provost and executive vice president in June 2023 and has served in faculty and administrative roles at Texas A&M since 1987.

Texas A&M University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels.

Focused on academic excellence, the Division of Academic Affairs and the Office of the Provost are structured to maximize the potential for student success with support from faculty and staff.

The Division of Academic Affairs is responsible for the university's comprehensive academic enterprise in support of student success.

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