Welcome to the Office of the Provost

Acting Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Leo Welch is the chief academic officer for the University of Northern Colorado. The Provost reports directly to the President, is a member of UNC’s Executive Staff, and collaborates with deans, faculty, staff, and students to support the academic goals of the university.

As the university’s chief academic officer, the Provost leads stewardship of UNC’s academic mission and institution-wide general direction of the instruction, research, scholarship, creative works, and outreach. The focus of Academic Affairs is to:

  • Design and deliver academic programs of high and eminent quality at the undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral levels
  • Achieve international prominence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative works, and service
  • Promote the advancement and application of original knowledge
  • Serve faculty, staff, and students