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Structure, Organization, and Governance of SVSU

SVSU is governed by the Board of Control, whose members are appointed by the Governor of Michigan. Two Vice Presidents and a set of executive directors and special assistants report to the President and carry out the essential functions of the University. These administrators, plus the academic Deans, comprise the President’s Council.

Reporting Structure:

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Office of Academic and Student Affairs

The Office of Academic and Student Affairs, under the leadership of the Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs (Provost/VPAA), administers most issues of direct concern to SVSU faculty members. The Provost/VPAA serves as the chief academic officer for the University, providing direction for the overall administration and quality of all academic programs, ensuring the effective delivery of the curriculum, and fostering the development of new programs. In addition, the Provost/VPAA oversees all faculty hiring and makes administrative appointments to the standing committees.


The Office of Academic Affairs unit oversees SVSU’s five colleges; each college is led by a Dean who reports directly to the Provost/VPAA. The academic departments, which align with traditional academic disciplines, are found within the colleges; each is led by a faculty chair, elected biannually by the department. A current list of department chairs is distributed each fall to all faculty. The Deans, Assistant or Associate Deans, administrative secretaries, and their office phone numbers appear below.


College of Arts & Behavioral Sciences

  • Dean: Marc Peretz
  • Associate Dean: Carlos Ramet
  • Senior Secretary: Anna M St. Clair
  • Administrative Secretary (4062): Lynne O’Laughlin

Scott L Carmona College of Business

  • Dean: Jayati Ghosh
  • Acting Assistant Dean: Amy Hendrickson
  • Administrative Secretary (4064): Sarah Deford

College of Education

  • Interim Dean: James Tarr
  • Acting Assistant Dean: Colleen D'Arcy
  • Administrative Secretary (7107): Joan Garant

Crystal M. Lange College of Health & Human Services

  • Dean: Marcia Ditmyer
  • Acting Assistant Deans: Jeremy Knous and Catherine Macomber
  • Administrative Secretary (4145): Kelsey Lipinski

College of Science, Engineering & Technology

  • Dean: Andrew Chubb
  • Associate Dean: Anthony Crachiola
  • Administrative Secretary (4144); Amy Zastow


College of Arts & Behavioral Sciences

  • Art
  • Communication
  • Criminal Justice
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • Music
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Rhetoric & Professional Writing
  • Sociology
  • Theatre

Scott L. Carmona College of Business

  • Accounting, Law & Finance
  • Economics
  • Management & Marketing

College of Education

  • Teacher Education: Middle/Secondary & Educational Leadership
  • Teacher Education: Elementary, Early Childhood, Special Education & Educational Technology and Development

Crystal M. Lange College of Health & Human Services

  • Health Sciences
  • Kinesiology
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Social Work

College of Science, Engineering, & Technology

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science & Information Systems
  • Electrical & Computer Engineering
  • Mathematical Sciences
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics

Graduate Programs

College of Arts and Behavioral Sciences

  • Communication and Media Administration (M.A.)
  • Public Administration (M.A.)
  • Student Affairs Administration

The Scott L. Carmona College of Business

  • Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)

College of Education

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (K-12) Endorsement
  • Cognitive Impairment (K-12) Endorsement
  • Early Childhood Classroom Teaching (M.A.T.)
  • Educational Leadership - Education Specialist (Ed.S.)
  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Behavior Analysis in Special Education 
  • K-12 Literacy Specialist (M.A.T.)
  • Learning Disabilities (K-12) Endorsement
  • Online Training & Design
  • Principalship (M.Ed.)
  • Special Education (M.A.T.)
  • Teacher Certification Programs
  • Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language (M.A.)
  • Technology Learning Systems and Design (M.A.)
  • Urban Teaching Specialization

College of Science, Engineering and Technology

  • Computer Science and Information Systems (M.S.)
  • Energy and Materials (M.S.)

Crystal M. Lange College of Health & Human Services

  • Doctor of Nursing Practice (D.N.P.)
  • Health Administration & Leadership (M.S.)
  • Health Administration Leadership Certificate
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Science in Nursing (M.S.N.)
  • Master of Social Work (M.S.W.)
  • Nursing Administration Certificate
  • Occupational Therapy (M.S.O.T.)
  • Post-Baccalaureate Nurse Educator Certificate 
  • Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Post Graduate Certificate