Serving as the chief academic officer, the provost and vice president for academic affairs has executive-level responsibilities and duties across the university. The provost reports directly to the president and serves as the chief executive officer in the absence of the president. He leads the pursuit and implementation of the academic initiatives in the university’s strategic plan and provides strategic direction to the university’s eight academic schools (School of Aviation & Aeronautical Sciences, School of Arts & Sciences, School of Business and Technology, School of Education, School of Engineering & Engineering Technology, School of Nursing, School of Psychology and Counseling, and School of Theology and Vocation), the library and a number of offices, including accreditation and quality assurance, enrollment services, student services, registrar, research and scholarship, sponsored programs, global initiatives, international studies, information services, and instructional technology. This oversight of academic and support service extends from the main campus in Longview, to the university's educational centers in Dallas and Houston, as well as all online programs.
The provost oversees the recruitment, development, and performance of school deans, faculty, and academic administrators, and is responsible for the university’s promotion and tenure process. He also leads in modeling the integration of faith and learning, and engages the broader evangelical Christian community to embrace the holy calling and eternal impact possible in the pursuit of the “every workplace, every nation” vision.
LeTourneau University is consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report as one of “America’s Best Colleges.” It has been honored for distinguished community service by being named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts. The faculty have been awarded more than $10,000,000 in sponsored projects. The University is an innovative, comprehensive university well-recognized for its educational programs.