Provost and Executive Vice President
Dr. Nosa O. Egiebor assumed the role of Provost and Executive Vice President at ESF in May 2017. He is a Professor of Chemical and Environmental Engineering, and a registered professional engineer (PE). Before joining ESF, Provost Egiebor served as faculty and academic administrator in several reputable institutions, including the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada, Tuskegee University in Alabama, Florida Gulf Coast University in Florida, and The University of Mississippi (Ole Miss), in Oxford, Mississippi. He served in multiple senior academic administration roles as Department Chair, Director of Environmental Engineering, United States Department of Energy (US-DOE) – Samuel P. Massie – Chair of Excellence in Environmental Engineering, Vice President for International Education and Research, and Senior International Officer.
The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President
The Provost and Executive Vice President serves as the chief academic officer, as well as functions as a senior administrator on all issues relating to academic management and general administration of the college in support of the President. The provost also acts for the president in his absence, and provides oversight for academic programs, including ensuring outstanding quality and appropriate rigor for all degree and certificate programs, curriculum development, and student life. The Provost and Executive Vice President works with the Vice Presidents, Vice Provosts, Associate Provosts, Deans, Department Chairs, Librarians, faculty, and other academic and administrative personnel to ensure the smooth running of quality academic delivery and student services on campus. The Office of the Provost also oversees admissions and enrollment management, academic finance, open academy, libraries, institutional research, international education, and field centers and campuses.
As a doctoral (PhD) degree granting research institution, ESF’s mission and dedication to environment related disciplines makes us a unique college that ensures small classes, close faculty-student interactions, and a world-class educational experience for all students and researchers who come to our campus. The Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President welcomes you to our website in hopes that you’ll take the opportunity to learn more about the College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), the preeminent college for environment related sciences, engineering, design, management, policy, and communication in the United States.
Nosa O. Egiebor, Ph.D., P.E.