Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs

Dr. Sue Westbrook, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs (Interim)

Dr. Sue Westbrook is currently serving as the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs on an interim basis. She is also the Dean of the College of Nursing and Allied Health.

The Office of Academic Affairs directly supports the vision of the University, to be the intellectual, economic, and cultural heart of the Bayou Region. Our mission is to deliver accredited degree programs and comprehensive learning experiences to prepare students for regional and global professions within a spirited campus environment immersed in Bayou Region culture. The immediate goals of Academic Affairs are student opportunity and success, innovation, internationalization, and serving the needs of the region. Ongoing initiatives include growing a financially viable university, providing a quality workforce and citizens for the Bayou Region, and maintaining high student/alumni satisfaction with the Nicholls experience. Our efforts surround cultivating a climate for innovative teaching and research, sustaining optimal enrollment, enhancing external relationships, optimizing program offerings, and maintaining regional and specialized accreditations.