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Academic Affairs

Office of the Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs

Mission Statement: Through exemplary teaching, scholarship, and outreach, Norfolk State University transforms lives and communities by empowering individuals to maximize their potential, creating lifelong learners equipped to be engaged leaders and productive global citizens.

The Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs provides administrative oversight for the schools, colleges, online learning, and academic support resources of Norfolk State University. The Provost's network of academic programs includes the College of Liberal Arts; the College of Science, Engineering, and Technology; the School of Business;  School of Education; the Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work; the Robert C. Nusbaum Honors College; and the School of Graduate Studies and Research. The University offers thirty-one bachelor's  programs, two associate degree programs, fifteen master's degree programs, and three doctoral degree programs.

Community Involvement

Continuing Norfolk State University’s tradition of service, the Office of the Provost promotes and encourages community involvement, providing a variety of programs and opportunities in which the students, faculty, and staff may demonstrate an altruistic spirit.

Emeriti Faculty

The  title of Professor Emeritus is considered to be the highest honor the academic community can bestow upon one of its members in recognition to those distinguished individuals of the academic community at Norfolk State University who, in addition to rendering long and faithful service to the University, have unselfishly made outstanding contributions above and beyond those expected of all conscientious employees.