Office of the Provost

Welcome to Henderson State University and our long tradition of effective learning.

As noted in our strategic plan, a Henderson education prepares our students to lead and succeed in a complex, diverse and changing world by empowering them with the ability to confidently reason, communicate effectively, solve problems, and appreciate the value of diversity of thought throughout their journey of lifelong learning.

As such, the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs provides academic leadership, advocacy, and support across Henderson State University, ensuring quality and innovation in our academic programming, our faculty scholarly and creative endeavors, assessment, and institutional effectiveness.

Steve Adkison

About the Provost's Office

The Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs is the senior academic officer for the university, providing support and oversight for all academic and academic support programs. Degrees are granted through the Ellis College of Arts and Sciences, the Teachers College, the School of Business, and the Graduate School. 

Providing student support for academics are the Advising Center, Career Services, the Library, the Multimedia Learning Center, the Testing Center and tutoring. Additionally, the university offers special academic programs and services in ROTC, Disability Services, Student Support Services and the Ronald McNair Scholars Program. 

The University is committed to ensuring our undergraduate and graduate students receive a quality education in whatever field of study they choose. With small class sizes and dedicated, highly accomplished faculty, our students enjoy a personalized learning experience in a very friendly, caring environment.


Office of the Provost
Henderson State University Box 7530
Arkadelphia, AR 71999