Office Directory

Leadership

Nancy Brickhouse
Provost
As chief academic officer, Nancy Brickhouse is responsible is responsible for the University's twelve colleges and schools, its research enterprise, University Libraries, as well as Baylor's centers and institutes.
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Lori E. Baker
Vice Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity
The vice provost for faculty development and diversity is responsible for diversifying our faculty by providing guidance, education, and policy to promote best practices in recruitment and retention. Dr. Baker's role includes creating opportunities for faculty advancement, ensuring equity, and engaging with colleges, schools, and departments. This includes internal strategic planning and external partnerships that ensure all faculty are fully engaged in a healthy and productive work environment representing the strengths of academics across cultural, ethnic, racial, and gender backgrounds.
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James Bennighof
Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs
Jim Bennighof manages faculty-related processes and policies, including hiring, evaluation, and tenure and promotion. He also serves as the liaison between the Office of the Provost and the Baylor University Press, the Institute for Faith and Learning, and the Mayborn Museum.
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Gary Carini
Vice Provost for Institutional Research and Professional Education and Professor of Entrepreneurship and Corporate Innovation
As the Vice Provost for Institutional Research and Professional Education, Gary Carini is responsible for campus-wide, data-driven decision-making and the development and implementation of professional education, both at the graduate and undergraduate levels. Included in this portfolio is the oversight of the Baylor University Career Center (BUCC), serving all students as they pursue their careers of choice.
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Kevin Chambliss
Vice Provost for Research
Kevin Chambliss is the Vice Provost for Research. His office provides faculty with resources for obtaining funding to support research and scholarship, helps them to collaborate with entities outside the university, and pursues technology transfer and licensing opportunities with industry. His office also provides administrators with research-related information to support decision making and assists other units with research-related publicity.
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Jeffrey Hamilton
Vice Provost for Global Engagement
Jeff Hamilton is the Vice Provost for Global Engagement. He provides oversight to the Center for Global Engagement (including Study Abroad and International Student and Scholar Services), Global Baylor (Quality Enhancement Plan), and the Global Gateway Program.
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Larry Lyon
Vice Provost
Larry Lyon is the Vice Provost and Dean of the Graduate School. He provides the provost with strategic insight on issues related to graduate students, programs, and faculty.
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Wesley Null
Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Institutional Effectiveness
Wesley Null is Baylor's Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education and Institutional Effectiveness. He provides a common vision for all undergraduate programs, manages the university's SACSOC accreditation efforts, and coordinates with all academic units to achieve goals related to student success.
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Lisa Rhiney
Vice Provost for Administration and Operations
As the Vice Provost for Administration and Operations, Lisa Rhiney is responsible for the annual budgeting process for academic units, the financial components of hiring, execution of strategic initiatives, and providing financial analytical support to the provost, vice provosts, deans and directors in academy. She also oversees the Office of the Registrar and works with various stakeholders and project teams across the university in support of the strategic plan.
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Support Staff

Adrienne Conradt
Academic Affairs Event Coordinator and Office Manager
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Erin Shoemake
Assistant to the Provost
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Melissa Stone
Assistant to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness and the Office of the Provost
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Debi Talley
Assistant to the Vice Provosts and Faculty Credentials Coordinator
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